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Thomas McDonell, the young actor who is poised for a breakout in Disney’s Prom in the spring, has signed with WME.
Well, actually he’s re-signed with the agency. McDonell was repped by Kami Putnam-Heist, the longtime agent for James Franco who put her client list in play when she jumped to CAA at the beginning of the year. Sources said McDonell considered following Putnam-Heist, who has since taken clients Logan Lerman and Joe Manganiello with her. But after meeting at CAA and with agents at his previous stomping ground, McDonell ultimately chose to go back to WME.
McDonnell has a pretty bare resume — his credits include a bit part in the 2008 Jackie Chan movie The Forbidden Kingdom and an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent — but the actor is a hot property based on buzz for his turn as a bad-boy hottie in Prom, Disney’s teen ensemble that opens April 29.
McDonnell has already reportedly booked his next role, The Spectacular Now, about a hard-partying high school senior whose life changes when he meets a shy, insecure girl. 21 Laps and Tom McNulty are producing.
Another actor who chose not to follow Putnam-Heist to CAA is Zachary Levi, who signed with ICM.
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