Acting has always been there in Nicholas Hoult’s family line. His great-aunt, Dame Anna Neagle, was a popular actress. Though Hoult debuted with the 1996 movie ‘Intimate Relations,’ he had to wait till the 2002 flick ‘About a Boy’ for his first major breakthrough. Hoult played the role of Nicolas Cage’s son in his first American flick, ‘Weather Man’ in 2005. At the age of 17, he earned critical acclaim for his performance in the British teen drama series, ‘Skins’ in 2007.
In 2009, Hoult got his second breakthrough when director Tom Ford cast him in ‘A Single Man.’ The next decade was a fortuitous period for Hoult. He debuted in the ‘X-Men‘ universe as the recurring character Beast with the 2011 movie ‘First Class.’ He reprised the role in ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ (2014) and ‘X-Men: Apocalypse‘ (2016). Movies like ‘Warm Bodies’ (2013) and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road‘ (2015) helped Hoult to emerge as an A-lister.
At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Nicholas Hoult movie or TV show? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Nicholas Hoult films/TV shows scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest Nicholas Hoult movies would be as good as some of his recent ones.
5. The Banker (2019)
The fact-based drama ‘The Banker’ is based on the true story of two African American entrepreneurs — Bernard Garrett, played by Anthony Mackie, and Joe Morris, played by Samuel L. Jackson — who hire a white man with a purpose. Nicholas Hoult plays Matt Steiner, who is recruited by Garret and Morris to circumvent the racial barriers for African American businessmen in America in the ’50s.
While Steiner functions as the face of the firm, both the real owners pose a janitor and a chauffeur. With Steiner playing their frontman, Garrett and Morris become two of the wealthiest realtors. But along with good fortune comes the risk of exposure and threats from white America. ‘The Banker’ is directed by George Nolfi from a script he wrote along with Niceole R. Levy and Stan Younger. The movie comes to theaters on December 6, 2019.
4. The True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)
Based on the life of Ned Kelly, one of Australia’s most famous outlaws, ‘The True History of Kelly Gang’ features Nicholas Hoult and George MacKay in the lead roles. The movie is directed by Justin Kurzel from a script by Shaun Grant, based on Peter Carey’s Booker Prize-winning novel. MacKay plays the notorious bushranger, Ned Kelly, while Hoult plays the part of Constable Fitzpatrick, a flirtatious cop that Ned killed in a confrontation, once he realized that the man was trying to slyly woo his sister while having mistresses in other towns.
Russell Crowe is cast as Harry Power, another deadly bushranger and close ally of Kelly. The other cast includes Travis Fimmel, Sean Keenan, Dacre Montgomery, Harry Greenwood, Thomasin McKenzie, and Earl Cave. Described as “Unsentimental, brutal, raw and visceral,” ‘The True History of the Kelly Gang’ hits theaters in 2019.
3. The Great (2020- )
Hulu’s ‘The Great’ is described as a genre-bending, anti-historical take on the 18th Century Russia. The series follows the bizarre transformation of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great. While Elle Fanning plays Catherine, Nicholas Hoult portrays Catherine’s husband Peter, the emperor of Russia.
According to reports, the upcoming project, written and executive produced by Tony McNamara, centers on the turbulent relationship between Catherine and Peter. Catherine II was the daughter of a Prussian general and a victim of the European Royal family convention of using marriages as a diplomatic weapon. She married Peter, the emperor of Russia at the age of 16. Their union is rumored to have full of outbursts, extramarital affairs, and a royal assassination. Adam Darlington and Sacha Dhawan also play key roles in the series. Hulu airs the series in 2020.
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2. Crossing Swords (2020-)
‘Crossing Swords’ is an animated comedy with Nicholas Hoult playing Patrick, a simpleton peasant whose dream job is to become a royal guard. His dream soon turns into a nightmare when he realizes that the kingdom is run by a vicious circle of monarchs, crooks, and defectors. To make things worse, Patrick’s rogue siblings turn against him.
The other voice cast includes Luke Evans, Seth Green, Tony Hale, Wendi McClendon-Covey, Breckin Meyer, Adam Pally, Adam Ray, Tara Strong, and Alanna Ubach. Created by John Harvatine IV and Tom Root, ‘Crossing Swords’ is set to premiere on Hulu in 2020.
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1. Those Who Wish Me Dead (TBA)
Director Taylor Sheridan’s thriller ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead’ is based on Michael Koryta’s novel. Nicholas Hoult and Angelina Jolie play the lead roles in the movie which follows a 14-year-old boy who accidentally witnesses a bloody murder. He flees the killers and seeks refuge in a wilderness skills program for troubled teens. But the cold-blooded murderers are after him and they are on a killing spree to eliminate anyone who comes in between them and the boy.
Jolie plays the part of Hannah Faber, a survivalist who lives in an isolated observation tower. She tries to help the young boy flee the killers as a raging forest wildfire threatens to consume them all.
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‘Tolkien’ is a biopic of J.R.R. Tolkien, the man behind the ‘The Lord of the Rings‘ mythical universe, with Nicholas Hoult playing the titular role. The other cast includes Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, and Derek Jacobi. Directed by Dome Karukoski, the biopic features the iconic author’s intoxicant days and nights as a student and his nightmarish World War I experiences.
The movie also explores the mysterious connections between his body of work and his harrowing life experiences. Lily Collins plays Edith Bratt, Tolkien’s soulmate and later wife, who served as the inspiration for the character Lúthien Tinúviel. ‘Tolkien’ released in the U.S. on May 10, 2019.
X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019)
The long-awaited X-Men film ‘Dark Phoenix‘ features Nicholas Hoult as Hank McCoy/Beast. Hoult joins an ensemble cast that includes James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters and Jessica Chastain. Written and directed by Simon Kinberg, ‘Dark Phoenix’ picks up from where the 2016 movie ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ left off. The movie serves as the grand conclusion of the mutant saga.
It follows Jean Grey whose body becomes the host of a powerful cosmic power known as the Phoenix Force. Soon a hostile race of aliens come to claim the power as their own. Jean, struggling to control this force, alienates herself from the rest of the X-Men. However, the mutants come together to save one of their own in an epic battle against the aliens. ‘Dark Phoenix’ released on June 7, 2019.