7 Soon-to-Be Leading Men
James Franco's little brother, a Liam Neeson co-star, and more
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 23, 2010 9:01 AM CST
In this image released by Fifteen Minutes PR, Hunter Parrish in a scene from "Spring Awakening," currently playing at Broadway's Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York.   (AP Photo/Fifteen Minutes PR, Cass Bird)
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(Newser) – If that crush you had on Tom Cruise when you were 10 has gotten a little stale, consider choosing a new swoonworthy young crush from Details’ list of up-and-coming leading men:

  1. James Badge Dale: After starring in 24’s third season and in a Scorsese flick, he scored upcoming roles in an HBO mini-series, an AMC series, and a Robert Redford movie.
  2. Dave Franco: Little brother to James, Dave stars on Scrubs and will soon be seen in films opposite Ben Stiller and Zac Efron.

  1. Hunter Parrish: After six seasons on Showtime’s Weeds, he gained attention with a role in Broadway’s Spring Awakening and alongside Alec Baldwin in It’s Complicated.
  2. Luke Evans: Got his start on West End shows Taboo, Avenue Q, and Rent; will soon be seen on the big screen in Clash of the Titans alongside heavyweights Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson.
  3. Johnny Simmons: Starred in Jennifer’s Body; set to star alongside “it girl” Carey Mulligan in The Greatest and Michael Cera in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
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