6 Upcoming Movies From 2015’s Breakout Stars
2015 was a big year for movies, with both established actors and Hollywood newbies making a splash on the big screen. Several rising stars delivered defining performances this year, from Room‘s Brie Larson to Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘s John Boyega. So how will they follow up their acclaimed projects in 2016? Here’s a look at 6 upcoming movies from 2015’s biggest breakout stars:
1. Bourne 5 (Alicia Vikander)
Vikander had a huge career year in 2015, with a star-making turn in Ex Machina followed by a critically acclaimed performance in The Danish Girl. With the latter already garnering major Oscar buzz (and several award nods) for the actress, it’s clear that Vikander is quickly entering full-fledged stardom. So it only makes sense that she take on a major franchise next. Vikander is set to star opposite Matt Damon in the upcoming fifth installment of the Bourne series, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters on July 29, 2016.
2. The Circle (John Boyega)
What better way to kickstart your film career than with one of the most popular and highest-grossing movies of the year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens? With his turn as Finn in the franchise, Boyega certainly ended his 2015 with a bang — and he’s following it up with another notable (albeit not quite as high profile) movie. Boyega will co-star with Tom Hanks and Emma Watson in the sci-fi drama The Circle, based on Dave Eggers’s 2013 novel of the same name. No exact premiere date has been confirmed yet, but it’s expected to hit theaters sometime this year.
3. Free Fire (Brie Larson)
Larson has earned the best reviews of her career (and several award seasons nods) for her starring role in the drama Room. Now considered the top frontrunner to win the Oscar for Best Actress, the actress certainly has plenty to look forward to next year. Aside from very likely taking home a slew of awards for Room, Larson is also set to star in Free Fire, an upcoming crime-drama co-starring Armie Hammer and Cillian Murphy. A premiere date has not yet been scheduled, but the movie is expected in 2016.
4. The Girl on the Train (Rebecca Ferguson)
Ferguson, who previously nabbed critics’ attention for Starz’s The White Queen, made a splashy transition to the big screen this year, with her starring role as Ilsa Faust in Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation. She’ll follow that up with another highly anticipated movie, The Girl on the Train. The film adaptation of the bestselling book will star Ferguson opposite Emily Blunt, Haley Bennet, and Justin Theroux. The movie is set to hit theaters on October 7, 2016.
5. The Book of Henry (Jacob Tremblay)
Tremblay played Larson’s son, Jack, in Room, and his performance earned just as much critical acclaim as his co-stars. He’ll follow that up with the Colin Trevorrow-directed drama, The Book of Henry, in which he’ll star as precocious little boy who develops feelings for the girl next door and, to protect her from ongoing harm at the hands of her father, plots a murder that he writes down in a book. The movie, which co-stars Naomi Watts, has no official release date, but is expected to premiere in 2016.
6. Suicide Squad (Cara Delevingne, Scott Eastwood)
Both Delevingne and Eastwood nabbed their first lead roles this year, with the romantic dramas, Paper Towns and The Longest Ride, respectively. The two stars will continue to make a splash on the big screen in 2016, as each are set to star in DC and Warner Bros.’s widely buzzed-about Suicide Squad film. Delevingne will play the Enchantress, while Eastwood has been cast in a still-unspecified role (although rumor has it he’ll be playing Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke). The movie is set to hit theaters on August 5, 2016.