Monday, October 29, 2018

Good Afternoon, Gratuitous George MacKay

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I can't remember what it was I was watching with the boyfriend the other day but he expressed a wish for more movies set during in World War I, and I immediately knew just what he meant - he meant that the military uniforms of WWI are really fine and don't get utilized on-screen by having attractive young actors wear them nearly enough. And I concur. Anyway today's news...

... that George MacKay here is going to star in a WWI movie for director Sam Mendes reminded me of that. It's to be called 1917 and MacKay will co-star with Tommen himself (aka Dean-Charles Chapman from A Game of Thrones) as "two young soldiers who have to trek across dangerous terrain." Certainly not a new story for a war movie, but what matters is execution, of course. And I tend to trust Sam Mendes' execution.

If you're wondering what you know MacKay from he was the oldest son in Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen, and he was the oldest son in this year's horror film Marrowbone (read my review right here) and he was the ostensible lead (as much as the film had a lead) in Pride, the very good small-town gay-movie from 2013. It's felt like MacKay has  been waiting for his break-out year for a bit now, and maybe this'll do it.

(That photo is not from Pride but it should have been. Dammit.) But anyway even besides starring in the new Sam Mendes movie he's also co-starring opposite Charlie Hunnam and Nicholas Hoult in The True History of the Kelly Gang from Snowtown director Justin Kurzel, so yeah, it's gonna be a big couple of years for George MacKay, it seems. Although really it's all downhill from that time he did a super homoerotic photo-shoot with Theo James and Douglas Booth...

... where does one even go from there? Kidding aside I think MacKay has proven himself to be really very talented already, and I'm glad that casting directors seem to have noticed that as well. The best of luck to him and let's all hit the jump for over eighty (yes indeed, over eighty) more pictures as a way of communally celebrating his good fortune...























































6 comments:

J.D. Fitzgerald13 said...

he is soooo beautiful!

Anonymous said...

What are those gifs from?

Anonymous said...

He was great in Pride and Captain Fantastic. He's cute, verging on hot (he still needs a few years to outgrow the adorkable factor).

And Douglas Booth might be one of the best-looking in the world.

Jason Adams said...

Anon - the gifs are from a 2015 miniseries called The Outcast

Anonymous said...

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

For what it's worth, he's also butt-naked in a deleted scene from Marrowbone, included on the Blu-ray/DVD. ;)