Rep Sheet Roundup: WME Signs Tom Sturridge
THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news.
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He’s got a knack for literary figures
British actor Tom Sturridge has exited CAA for WME. After portraying the Allen Ginsberg stand-in Carlo Marx in 2012’s On the Road, his most recent big-screen appearances were in Far From the Madding Crowd, as Carey Mulligan’s “bad boy” suitor Sgt. Troy, and the experimental psychological thriller Remainder, which premiered in London in October. In May, Sturridge played Henry VI (opposite Benedict Cumberbatch as Richard III) in the BBC’s Shakespeare miniseries adaptation The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses. He received an Olivier nomination for best supporting actor for last spring’s West End revival of David Mamet’s American Buffalo, which also starred John Goodman and Damian Lewis. Sturridge also received a best actor Tony nomination for 2013’s Orphans, over co-stars Alec Baldwin and Ben Foster (replacing Shia LaBeouf). In THR’s review, critic David Rooney called Sturridge “the real surprise,” praising his “killer Broadway debut.” He will next be seen in the literary period romance A Storm in the Stars, playing the famed Romantic poet Lord Byron. Sturridge continues to be repped by the U.K.’s Curtis Brown Group.
You can also call him either Shlomo or Shmuel
Black-ish star Marcus Scribner has signed with publicity firm East 2 West Collective. In February, the Los Angeles native won the NAACP Image Award for outstanding performance by a youth for his work as Dre’s (Anthony Anderson) painfully earnest, geeky eldest son Junior.
East 2 West Collective also has signed Tom Stevens, who can currently be seen this summer as the new sheriff on season two of Fox’s Wayward Pines. His previous credits include Arrow, Supernatural and Fringe.
A daughter steps up
Boyhood’s Lorelei Linklater has signed with management company The Green Room. Audiences watched the real-life daughter of Richard Linklater grow up onscreen as the fictional sister of star Ellar Coltrane in the director’s meditative 12-year opus.
Actually, breathing is recommended for your health
Actor Daniel Zovatto has signed with CAA. His latest film, Fede Alvarez’s horror thriller Don’t Breathe, premiered at SXSW in March and will be released by Screen Gems in August. His previous credits include It Follows, Fear the Walking Dead and Revenge. Zovatto continues to be repped by Luber Roklin.
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