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'Prometheus' Star Logan Marshall-Green To Play Tennessee Williams In Carson McCullers Biopic 'Lonely Hunter'

The Playlist By Ryan Gowland | The Playlist May 10, 2012 at 10:43AM

Actor Logan Marshall-Green is hardly a household name, but after paying his bills working in theater and various TV shows — most recently in TNT's canceled "Dark Blue" — he transitioned to movies. After a supporting role in "Brooklyn's Finest" and being one of the few bright spots in 2010's predictably banal "Devil," it's Marshall-Green's upcoming role in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" that quickly earned him a spot on our list of 10 actors we're tipping for stardom. The actor's next turn will see him skip on genre fare and rely more on his theatrical acumen, as he is set to portray playwright Tennessee Williams in a new biopic.
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Logan Marshall-Green Tennessee Williams

Actor Logan Marshall-Green is hardly a household name, but after paying his bills working in theater and various TV shows — most recently in TNT's canceled "Dark Blue" — he transitioned to movies. After a supporting role in "Brooklyn's Finest" and being one of the few bright spots in 2010's predictably banal "Devil," it's Marshall-Green's upcoming role in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus" that quickly earned him a spot on our list of 10 actors we're tipping for stardom. The actor's next turn will see him skip on genre fare and rely more on his theatrical acumen, as he is set to portray playwright Tennessee Williams in a new biopic.

Full Moon Flims have announced that Marshall-Green will play Williams in "Lonely Hunter," a biopic about Southern novelist Carson McCullers, who wrote "The Heart is A Lonely Hunter" at the ripe age of 23 and eventually lived for a few years in Paris where she palled around with writers like Williams and Truman Capote. Lest anyone think that "Lonely Hunter" is going to be one of those buddy comedies, McCullers suffered from illness for most of her life, battled alcoholism, and had a tumultuous relationship with her husband Reeves McCullers, who eventually killed himself. Take that, "The Hangover"!

Last October, Jena Malone was cast as McCullers for director Deborah Kampmeier (Dakota Fanning rape movie "Hounddog"), and Marshall-Green seems like another solid choice, though we're not sure if the role will launch him into the kind of stardom we've pegged him for. Still, the actor will likely be offered plenty of genre and action roles after "Prometheus" opens, and lining up a dramatic role in advance, even if its not the lead, seems like a shrewdly smart decision on his part. "Lonely Hunter" is supposed to start shooting sometime this year, with Kampmeier busy filling out the rest of the cast.

This article is related to: Logan Marshall-Green, Lonely Hunter, Jena Malone


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