Leonardo DiCaprio, Macaulay Culkin, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Neil Patrick Harris, Ryan Gosling, and more and more and more. Hollywood boasts of a long line of actors who started off young and showed their potential right from the start. Ansel Elgort is arguably the finest example of this in recent memory.
Born in Manhattan, Elgort hails from an artistic lineage. His mother, Grethe, is an opera director while his father, Arthur, has been a fashion photographer for ‘Vogue’ magazine for over 30 years. He is even named after the photographer Ansel Adams. Elgort attended formal acting classes from the age of 12, and even attended The Professional Performing Arts School and the Stagedoor Manor summer camp. Elgort’s acting debut was in an Off-Broadway production of ‘Regrets’ in 2012, but it was in 2013’s ‘Carrie’ where he made his film debut and garnered some recognition. His appearance as Caleb Prior in ‘Divergent’ did increase his fame, but it was ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ which put him in the spotlight. Following these films, Elgort appeared in a mix of comedies and action movies, including the other two ‘Divergent’ films and Edgar Wright’s ‘Baby Driver’.
While Elgort does have quite a few projects coming up in the pipeline, there are a few high-profile ones that are still in development but no announcements have been made of late. Back in 2014, just as Elgort had made a splash as Augustus Waters in ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, he had signed to play the titular role in ‘Van Cliburn’, based on the Howard Reich book of the same name. Cliburn was a pianist and Elgort was slated to play him in his early years, specifically around the age of 23. That is when Cliburn had emerged out of nowhere to win the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition held in Moscow in the year 1958. Since 2014, however, no announcement has been made as to its ongoing status so we cannot talk about the project as being definitely on Elgort’s upcoming filmography.
Similarly, ‘Dukes of Oxy’ was yet another promising project that Elgort was in talks of starring in. It was based on some high-school wrestlers who setup a lucrative smuggling scheme wherein they would take out prescription painkillers out of Florida in exchange for cash, stuffed in teddy bears. Elgort would have played the role of Doug Dodd, one of the two main masterminds behind the scheme. Michael De Luca (of ‘Se7en’ and ‘Boogie Nights’ fame) was also involved in the project. Despite such a unique plot, we didn’t receive any announcements regarding shooting dates or crew announcements so once again, we cannot talk about the project as being definitely on Elgort’s upcoming filmography.
His body of work clearly suggests that he is one of most promising actors working in Hollywood. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Ansel Elgort movie and TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Ansel Elgort films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Ansel Elgort movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
1. The Goldfinch (2019)