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Must List 2009: Stars of tomorrow

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LET THE BUZZ BEGIN!
Hot movie producers select the stars of tomorrow

Akiva Goldsman
A producer of the Valerie Plame drama Fair Game (out late 2009) and Western horror film Jonah Hex (’10); co-wrote the screenplay for Angels & Demons.
HIS PICKS
Michael Fassbender, actor (Inglourious Basterds, Jonah Hex): ”A teacher told me, ‘Before spring you can see the bud before it’s about to bloom.’ He’s like that.”
Zoë Saldana, actress (Star Trek, Avatar): ”She has the ability to hold the imagination of the audience.”

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
Producer of this summer’s Transformers sequel and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
HIS PICKS
Isabel Lucas, actress (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen): ”She will be this year’s Megan Fox. She captures your eye.”
Sam Worthington, actor (Terminator Salvation, Avatar): ”He’s a real man’s man. It doesn’t feel like male bravado, it feels like confidence.”

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner
The heads of U.K. company Working Title Films (The Soloist) just won a Tony for producing Billy Elliot The Musical.
THEIR PICKS
Susanna White, director (HBO’s Generation Kill): Fellner: ”She’s doing a family film that we’re producing. We really like her work.”
Carey Mulligan, actress (Public Enemies): Bevan: ”There’s a great deal of excitement around her.”

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