Image Credit: Kevin Parry/WireImage.comGood news, Grant Bowler: You will no longer be known as “the hot guy who played Connor on Ugly Betty.” We’d thought about learning your name when you were cast as Coot, the leader of a pack of werewolf bikers on the upcoming season of True Blood, but A) you’ve yet to make your debut (in leather, fingers crossed) and B) “Coot” is fun to say, so frankly, we were looking forward to referring to you as “the hot guy who plays Coot on True Blood and used to be Connor on Ugly Betty.” Today, however, comes word that you’ve been cast in two films, so…you’re Grant Bowler. Congratulations.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bowler has joined Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro in the action film The Killer Elite, about “the real-life efforts of a private British vigilante group to eliminate a band of contract killers. Bowler will play Capt. James Cregg, an SAS officer and war hero who is one of the targets.” That sounds slightly more solid than the indie drama The City of Gardens. Per the trade, that film “centers on a young California surfer in 1980 who is framed and thrown in a Peruvian jail for political prisoners before escaping,” and Bowler will play “a schizophrenic named Jesus Christ who is stuck in solitary confinement.” We can appreciate him wanting to stretch and to not be typecast as a lover, but let’s not go crazy.
Are you ready to commit Grant Bowler’s name to memory? I think his masculine Clive Owen-esque charm could take him far.