The upcoming stars who will be huge in 2019

Natalia Reyes

Natalia Reyes is a big name in Latin America but next year she’ll breaking into Hollywood with a stand-out role in James Cameron’s Untitled Terminator Reboot, playing Dani Ramos opposite Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor. She’ll also appear opposite Nicolas Cage and Laurence Fishburne in Running with the Devil.

Charlie Plummer

Charlie Plummer had an impressive 2017, leading critical darling Lean on Pete and playing kidnapped John Paul Getty III in All the Money in the World. The young actor has done a few small movies this year but in 2019 he’ll be the face of YA adaptations. Not only is he appearing in Words on Bathroom Walls and Spontaneous but also taking the lead in Hulu’s adaptation of Looking for Alaska from The Fault in Our Stars author John Green.

Naomi Scott

Naomi Scott is best known for playing the Pink Power Ranger in the movie reboot but she’ll shoot to stardom in 2019 thanks to landing the role of Princess Jasmine in the Aladdin live-action film and playing one of the Charlie’s Angels in Elizabeth Banks’ reboot opposite Kristen Stewart.

Naomi Ackie

Naomi Ackie has made some brilliant career movies over the years from appearing in Lady Macbeth and Yardie to TV show The Bisexual on Channel 4. Next year she’ll be seen in Star Wars: Episode IX and crime thriller The Corrupted.

Jack Dylan Grazer

Jack Dylan Grazer will be back once again as Eddie in It: Chapter 2 but will also be seen in Shazam! as Billy Batson’s foster brother Freddy as well as playing the younger version of Timothee Chalamet’s character Nic in Beautiful Boy.

Rosa Salazar

Rosa Salazar has enjoyed some supporting roles in The Maze Runner franchise and the upcoming Netflix thriller Bird Box but next year she’ll take centre stage in Alita: Battle Angel. The actor plays the titular manga character in Robert Rodriguez’s high-octane adaptation.

Mena Massoud

Some people might have seen Mena Massoud in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan TV series but he’ll be a household name once Aladdin is out. He plays the titular street rat but that’s not all he can be seen in. Massoud will star in Strange But True, Run this Town, Warning and TV movie Reprisal.

Ella Balinska

Ella Balinska’s most high profile roles so far have been in Casualty and Midsomer Murders but next year that’s set to change thanks to being cast as one of three leads in Charlie’s Angels. The British actress will also appear in TV series The Athena.

Shahadi Wright Joseph

Shahadi Wright Joseph is not only voicing the role of young Nala in The Lion King remake (after playing her on Broadway) but is appearing in the latest film from Jordan Peele. Us is a horror starring Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke as a couple who take their kids to a beach house to unwind with their pals only for uninvited people to ruin the party.

Jessie T Usher

Independence Day: Resurgence fans will recognise Jessie Usher as a grown-up Dylan Hiller but he’ll be joining another cinematic legacy in 2019 when he plays a young John Shaft in the sequel which will also see Samuel L. Jackson and Richard Roundtree’s versions of the detective too. Usher will team up again with Jackson in The Banker as well as appearing in Seth Rogen’s new TV series The Boys.

2019 is set to be a huge year for cinema with major releases from the studios and indie films that come with serious hype.

From Star Wars to the Terminator reboot, Aladdin to Jordan Peele’s next horror Us, there will be more than a few familiar faces to entice people into cinemas but there are several rising stars to look out for too.

So here are some of the up and coming actors you’ll be seeing a lot of in 2019.

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