Saturday, March 12, 2011

Move over RPATTZ, for the prince of YA movies!!

Should RPATTZ be worried?

Now that is definitely an interesting question. It could mean certainly a lot of things but here we are being more specific. After the hustle & tussle with the resident badass-heartbreaker of the highly acclaimed and mysteriously paranormal THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, Ian Somerhalder for the EW magazine's Sexy Beast poll which was won by Somerhalder. It seems Pattinson has suddenly got himself another adversary in the form of another fellow Brit actor......wait for it.....none other than the number 4/ Daniel/ John/ Kyle/ Bradley/ Freddie and what more, Alex Pettyfer.

Pettyfer is fast becoming a favourite of the audience or to be more specific his female audience. Pettyfer first appeared in the adapted screenplay the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. After his brief stint in this young adult spy manual (only the first novel because now he is not of the right age to portray for the role), he then play the handsome and lovable British in WILD CHILD, Freddie Kingsley; then appearing as the cocky Bradley in TORMENTED. After than we know him as the superhuman, attractive and brooding Loric alien on I AM NUMBER FOUR and his recent release BEASTLY (book of the same name by Alex Flinn) where he play Kyle Kingston and his alter ego the beast, a new age adaptation of the classic Disney fairy tale 'Beauty & the Beast', besides Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris and Mary-Kate Oleson.

This is not all he has also been offered the lead roles in the Mortal Instruments series as the male protagonist Nephilim (half man & half angel) Jace Wayland/Herondale, in the Hunger Games as the male district 12 tribute, the king and compassionate Peeta Mellark as well as the role of Thomas J Ward in the book adaptation of Joseph Delaney’s The Wardstone Chronicles which is at present known as the Seventh Son. But nothing has been confirmed as of yet as to what he has chosen to portray next.

While RPATTZ is also no less popular, he came into the film industry in Vanity Fair but he garnered acclaim from the Twilight franchise. He has also some pretty grown up roles coming up in Water for Elephant, Bel Ami etc….alongside academy award winners Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz (Water for Elephant), and academy award nominated Uma Thurman (Bel Ami).

While it is true that Robert Pattinson’s popularity sky-rocketed through the Twilight franchise and he is definitely more popular but it can be seen that Alex Pettyfer is soon becoming the prince of YA or young adult genre book adaptation.


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