Move over, Jonathan Taylor Thomas. It’s been 16 years since Mark Twain’s iconic trouble-maker has been seen on a big screen – in 1995′s “Tom and Huck”, which also starred the late Brad Renfro as Huckleberry Finn – but a new Tom Sawyer is finally on his way. Variety reports the young breakout star of JJ Abrams’ “Super 8″, Joel Courtney, has signed on to play Tom Sawyer in a new indie adaptation written and directed by Jo Kastner.
Did you know Joel was discovered by attending a open casting call that ended up being ‘Super 8′ under a fake name? It was his first acting role, he had just come out to Los Angeles try to get parts in a few commercials. Crazy how things can work out, huh?
[Source via P2P]