Jacob Artist To Fly With ‘White Bird': 5 More ‘Glee’ Cinema Stars

If you’re a fan of “Glee” newbie Jacob Artist, who plays bad boy Jake Puckerman on the Fox song and dance series, get your pom poms ready to cheer him in his latest endeavor. The actor has landed a role in the film “White Bird,” opposite Shailene Woodley, Variety reports.

“White Bird,” which will mark Jacob’s feature film debut, centers around Shailene’s troubled character whose life unravels after her mother (played by Eva Green) disappears. Jacob will play Shailene’s college boyfriend.

For its part, McKinley High has proven fertile grounds for the next crop of film stars. In fact, Jacob will be one of several “Glee” stars headlining your local cineplex’s marquee. Let’s take a look at the line-up:

Lea Michele
Rachel Berry is headed over the rainbow as the voice of Dorothy in the titular “Dorothy of Oz,” an animated tale based on the novel by L. Frank Baum’s great-grandson Roger Stanton Baum. The story picks up right after the events of “The Wizard of Oz,” with Dorothy briefly returning to Kansas before being magically transported back to magical land. The film will hit theaters in 2013.

Chris Colfer
Chris not only wrote the screenplay but stars in the upcoming “Stuck By Lightning,” which follows high school senior Carson Phillips as he blackmails the popular kids into writing for his literary magazine—a stunt Carson hopes will boost his application packet to Northwestern University. Expect to see this one in theaters on January 11, 2013, and in the meantime, you can pick up the novelization (also penned by Chris), in bookstores now.

Darren Criss
Klaine fans may want to avert their eyes—Darren Criss has a new love interest. It’s Kristen Wiig in the movie “Imogene.” Kristen stars as a playwright who stages her own suicide to win back her ex, but things go wildly awry and she ends up in the care of her gambling-addicted mother instead of the arms of her love. But no matter because that’s where Darren comes in. We’d let him nurse us back to sanity any day. The film made its debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and has yet to secure a wide-release date.

Cory Monteith
Art will imitate life as Cory plays a department store manager in the indie “All The Wrong Reasons.” As you may know, before hitting it big on “Glee,” the Canadian served as a greeter at Walmart. Co-starring Kevin Zegers, the film is slated for a 2013 release.

Dianna Agron
One could do a lot worse than playing the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro, which is exactly what Dianna will be doing in the mob drama “Malavita.” The film follows the Manzoni family as they relocate to France under the witness protection program, but Daddy De Niro can’t seem to change his nefarious ways, drawing unwanted attention. “Malavita” will rough up theaters in October 2013.

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