Summer, season of tentpole movies and comic-book flicks, is nearly here.
Usually, that means a boom time for male actors. But this summer, a number of rising female talents are poised to take the next step into full-fledged stardom.
Here are TheWrap’s top five. All of the links below will take you to the new site of our sister company ItsOnTheGrid.com for a full list of their current and upcoming projects:
How She’ll Spend Her Summer: She’ll shape-shift her way through “X-Men: First Class” (June 3) as Mystique.
Upcoming: She’ll play the heroine in dystopian thriller “The Hunger Games” (March 23, 2012) and struggling to survive in the horror film “House at the End of the Street” (2012).
Why She’s Ready to Break Through: The Oscar-nominee snagged one of the most coveted roles for twenty-something actresses, Katniss in Lionsgate’s franchise hopeful “The Hunger Games.” The “Winter’s Bone” star may be best known for her work on the indie circuit, but she gets her first big-budget exposure in the “X-Men” prequel. Her sleek and sexy villain will be a far cry from the gritty Ozarks setting of “Winter’s Bones.”
Source: The Wrap