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Hollywood Courting Young Actors

April 15, 2010

Who says youth is wasted on the young? As Hollywood gears up to shoot nearly a dozen projects aimed at the under-25 set, young actors and actresses are at the top of casting directors' lists.

DreamWorks is in full-on casting mode for "I Am Number Four," based on the young-adult sci-fi adventure book by James Frey and Jobie Hughes. The role of the title character, an alien teen attending an American high school, already has gone to 20-year-old Alex Pettyfer. And the studio and director D.J. Caruso are in the midst of filling the parts of other high school kids for a shoot that begins next month. Read More