Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor Earn Rising Star Awards

Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz Win Rising Star Awards
Jack Reynor plays Shane Dyson in TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, from Paramount Pictures. (Photo (c) 2014 Paramount Pictures. All Rights Reserved. HASBRO, TRANSFORMERS, and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro. (c) 2014 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.)
Transformers: Age of Extinction stars Jack Reynor and Nicola Peltz have been selected as the winners of CinemaCon’s Rising Stars of 2014 awards and will be honored at the Big Screen Achievement Awards on March 27, 2014. The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is holding their annual get-together March 24 through March 27th, and the awards ceremony is the final event at the annual gathering.
 
“With their upcoming appearance in Transformers: Age of Extinction Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor are sure to show Hollywood that they are forces to be reckoned with,” said Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. “CinemaCon could not be more thrilled to honor such great young talent with the ‘CinemaCon Rising Stars of 2014 Award.’”
 
Paramount Pictures is releasing the latest Transformers movie (the first without Shia LaBeouf) on June 27, 2014. Michael Bay’s back in charge of this fourth installment with a cast that includes Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Li Bing Bing, Kelsey Grammer, Sophia Myles, T. J. Miller and Titus Welliver.
 
The Plot:
 
Transformers: Age of Extinction begins after an epic battle that left a great city torn, but with the world saved. As humanity picks up the pieces, a shadowy group reveals itself in an attempt to control the direction of history…while an ancient, powerful new menace sets Earth in its crosshairs. With help from a new cast of humans, led by Mark Wahlberg, Optimus Prime and the Autobots rise to meet their most fearsome challenge yet.
 
Nicola Peltz Background [Courtesy of CinemaCon]

Born and raised in New York, Peltz first made her acting debut on the stage in 2007 opposite Jeff Daniels and Alison Pill in the Olivier Award-winning production of Blackbird, directed by Joe Mantello. Peltz made her feature film debut in 2006 opposite Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick and Kristin Chenoweth in Deck the Halls before going on to star in The Last Airbender and Eye of the Hurricane. Later this summer, Peltz will also star in Kevin Asch’s Affluenza, which is set for limited release in July. The film is a coming of age story inspired by The Great Gatsby and is set amongst the upper class in the Long Island suburb of Great Neck during the weeks leading up to the financial meltdown of 2008. On the small screen she is currently reprising her role as Bradley Martin on the second season of A&E’s critically acclaimed series Bates Motel.
 
Details on Jack Reynor [Courtesy of CinemaCon]  
Raised in Ireland, Reynor first garnered rave reviews last winter for playing the titular character in the Irish independent film What Richard Did. He followed this up by making his U.S. film debut in the Vince Vaughn comedy Delivery Man. Most recently, Reynor wrapped filming on the human trafficking story Glassland alongside Toni Collette and has begun filming the upcoming adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth alongside Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender.
 
Source: CinemaCon
 
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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