If you don’t know Jack Huston from his work as two-faced Richard Harrow on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” you’ll have another opportunity to acquaint yourself with the British actor rather, uh, intimately in David Chase’s feature film debut “Not Fade Away,” which opens in limited release December 21.
In the film, Huston plays the lead singer of a fledgling ’60s rock band, a role that required a little stunt work in the form of a tighty-whitey smackdown with a fellow bandmate played by John Magaro. When we caught up with the actor at the film’s press event, he recalled cracking a rib during the rough-and-tumble scene. But Huston, who along with Joel Edgerton, Jim Sturgess, Lee Pace and Eddie Redmayne, is on the shortlist for the role of Peter Quill in the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy” adaptation, says not to hold it against him.
“There was a screen test,” Huston confirmed. “Like I said, brittle bones. Maybe they’ll call me Glass Man. ’Here he comes. Oh, he fell over.'”
All joking aside, Huston said landing the role of Quill (otherwise known as Guardians leader Star-Lord) would be a coup. “I would love to do it,” he said. “I tell you, these bones are strong. If you need a guardian to look after this galaxy, look no further.”
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