, who makes his debut in a leading role in Across the Universe, has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after leading men. In February, Sturgess will star in The Other Boleyn Girl for director Justin Chadwick
opposite Scarlett Johansson
, Natalie Portman
, and Eric Bana
. The film follows two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, rivaling for the bed and heart of King Henry VIII. Sturgess plays George Boleyn, Mary and Anne's brother.
In March, Sturgess will star in director Robert Luketic's 21, starring opposite Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, and Laurence Fishburne. 21 is loosely inspired by five MIT students who were trained to become experts in card counting and subsequently took Vegas casinos for millions in winnings.
Sturgess most recently completed production on director Wayne Kramer's Crossing Over, starring opposite Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd and Sean Penn. Crossing Over is a multi-character drama about immigrants of different nationalities struggling to achieve legal status in Los Angeles. The film addresses the issue from the point of view of the immigrants, as well as the immigration authorities tasked with enforcing the nation's immigration laws. Crossing Over will be released by The Weinstein Company. Sturgess resides in London, England.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
Jim Sturgess Facts
|Across The Universe|
|Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole|
|The Way Back|
|Cloud Atlas +Bonus Features|
|Legend of the Guardians-Owls of Ga'hoole|