Monday, 29 August 2016

Ansel Elgort set to play twins in Jonathan

One of the final few considered to take on the role of a young Han Solo before Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) finally won the role, Ansel Elgort (The Fault In Our Stars) has spent the majority of his short career in young adult adaptations. But this all looks set to change with his latest project, with news arriving via Variety that he has joined Bill Oliver's feature debut, Jonathan.





Looking to flex his acting muscles, Elgort has pencilled in Jonathan, an original indie that will see him play twins who have made a pledge to stay single. At least, that is, for the foreseeable future, after one of them goes off with the other's former girlfriend. To make it even more confusing, they are both called Jonathan. That is surely some bad parenting right there...

Director and writer Bill Oliver makes his feature debut with Jonathan. Elgort, on the other hand, has a strong roster of films lined up, including Sacha Gervasi's (Hitchcock) November Criminals which sees him reteam with Chloë Grace Moretz (Carrie), James Cox's (Wonderland) Billionaire's Boys Club with Kevin Spacey (American Beauty) and Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and Edgar Wright's (The World's End) Baby Driver. He is also allegedly close to signing on the dotted line for Warner Bros' new Dungeons & Dragons.

Jonathan, meanwhile, is set to start shooting next month.

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