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Must List 2009: Stars of tomorrow

Film veterans place their future breakout picks, including Michael Fassbender, Isabel Lucas, and Carey Mulligan

LET THE BUZZ BEGIN!
Hot movie producers select the stars of tomorrow

Akiva Goldsman
A producer of the Valerie Plame drama Fair Game (out late 2009) and Western horror film Jonah Hex (‘10); co-wrote the screenplay for Angels & Demons.
HIS PICKS
Michael Fassbender, actor (Inglourious Basterds, Jonah Hex): ”A teacher told me, ‘Before spring you can see the bud before it’s about to bloom.’ He’s like that.”
Zoë Saldana, actress (Star Trek, Avatar): ”She has the ability to hold the imagination of the audience.”

Lorenzo Di Bonaventura
Producer of this summer’s Transformers sequel and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
HIS PICKS
Isabel Lucas, actress (Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen): ”She will be this year’s Megan Fox. She captures your eye.”
Sam Worthington, actor (Terminator Salvation, Avatar): ”He’s a real man’s man. It doesn’t feel like male bravado, it feels like confidence.”

Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner
The heads of U.K. company Working Title Films (The Soloist) just won a Tony for producing Billy Elliot The Musical.
THEIR PICKS
Susanna White, director (HBO’s Generation Kill): Fellner: ”She’s doing a family film that we’re producing. We really like her work.”
Carey Mulligan, actress (Public Enemies): Bevan: ”There’s a great deal of excitement around her.”