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Aaron Johnson offered leads in both Savages and Anna Karenina

Mar. 18, 2011by:

It's one thing to be a new young face in Hollywood considered for a lot of parts, but it's another to have roles practically thrown at you. This used to be Shia LaBeouf, now it's Taylor Lautner, and coming up? KICK ASS's Aaron Johnson who has just been offered two separate lead roles.

The first is for SAVAGES, an Oliver Stone film that follows two best friend drug dealers who are so good at growing pot, a Mexican cartel has kidnapped their woman and will killer if they don't work for them. Jennifer Lawrence is supposed to play the kidnapped "sexpot" but now that she's signed onto HUNGER GAMES that might not be possible.

The second part is the male love interest in ANNA KARENINA, an adaptation of the classic Tolstoy novel starring Keira Knightley in the titular role with her previous collaborator, ATONEMENT's Joe Wright directing.

The films are shooting in different times, so Johnson will probably have time for both of them. Not exactly Taylor Lautner starring in STRETCH ARMSTRONG, and it's good to see him choosing presumably worthwhile parts.

Extra Tidbit: How was he in NOWHERE BOY? I didn't get a chance to catch that yet.
Source: Deadline

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7:19PM on 03/19/2011

Anna Karenina

is a shitty book.
is a shitty book.
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11:37AM on 03/19/2011

Johnson

Aaron Johnson is sweet. He killed it in 'Nowhere Boy' and I dug 'Kick-ass.' Not to mention Tolstoy rules.
Aaron Johnson is sweet. He killed it in 'Nowhere Boy' and I dug 'Kick-ass.' Not to mention Tolstoy rules.
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11:32PM on 03/18/2011
I like the kid. Hope to see him in more stuff down the line.

P.S. Keira Knightley starring in ANOTHER period piece? Didn't see THAT coming!
I like the kid. Hope to see him in more stuff down the line.

P.S. Keira Knightley starring in ANOTHER period piece? Didn't see THAT coming!
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8:02PM on 03/18/2011
I think he's a shitty actor and was easily the worst part of Kick Ass.
I think he's a shitty actor and was easily the worst part of Kick Ass.
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6:10PM on 03/18/2011
Well, unlike Shia and Lautner, Aaron Johnson actually has dramatic range. I can live it with it if he becomes the new "it" boy.
Well, unlike Shia and Lautner, Aaron Johnson actually has dramatic range. I can live it with it if he becomes the new "it" boy.
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4:10PM on 03/18/2011

Nowhere Boy

I enjoyed the film and aaron johnson showed he can act in it. excited to see him in more roles.
I enjoyed the film and aaron johnson showed he can act in it. excited to see him in more roles.
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3:37PM on 03/18/2011
The drug dealers share a woman?
The drug dealers share a woman?
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2:52PM on 03/18/2011
Aaron Johnson is playing Anna Karenina?

I dunno, I only read the headline.
Aaron Johnson is playing Anna Karenina?

I dunno, I only read the headline.
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