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The Kid From Love Actually Might Play Tintin!

Check out my favorite casting rumor in recent history: Thomas Sangster, known to me as Liam Neeson's son Sam in Love Actually, might be playing Tintin in the Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson project.

This is all speculation so far, and the Daily Mail is far from the most credible source, but apparently Sangster has been traveling to L.A. for "preproduction test sequences with both directors" and that "an executive who worked with Sangster in Los Angeles" told the Mail, "Thomas seems to be the one. He was just great, but I'm not certain if anything has been finalised yet." The one certain casting decision is that Andy Serkis will play Tintin's sidekick Captain Haddock.

This kid — who is now 17, if you can believe it! — couldn't possibly be more endearing. What do you think about this casting choice? Would he make a good Tintin?

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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
what? how is he 17 ? crazy. i think he'd be great in that role. I thought he was really endearing in "love actually".
vouninou vouninou 9 years
Tintin is one of the most famous comics character, at least in Europe. Even if I wouldn't have think about that kid to play Tintin at first, I must say that now I like the idea. I really have no problem with his age, even if Tintin character should logically be a little older, in the comics, he's a kind of character with no age but regarded as very young. Herge, the writer of the comics, never "officially" gave him an age, only describing Tintin as "young". Another important point in the character is that he's almost never (there's only a possible flirt in the last and unfinished album) involved in any romantic relationship (whatever what people think of that ... that's just how the character was created). So I sincerely hope Hollywood will respect that side of the character ... or it would definitively break something in the perception people have of the character.
abqmama abqmama 9 years
He is such a cutie. I had forgotten about Tintin but now I can remember it from when I lived in Germany.
northofantastic northofantastic 9 years
Love Actually is my favorite movie and I think he was adorable in it. Good choice I think. :D
tyffi tyffi 9 years
Do they really need to make a movie? Tintin was my childhood hero, and I still love the comics, but a movie... Plus, the kid seems a bit too young to play Tintin, though he's cute.
beegril beegril 9 years
17?! Great, so when he's 40 he'll look 21! Good for him I wondered what he was up to. Would love to see him on the big screen again.
Princess-Peach Princess-Peach 9 years
Found on Wikipedia : The Adventures of Tintin is a series of comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé, the pen name of Georges Remi (1907–1983). The series first appeared in French in a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle on January 10, 1929. Set in a painstakingly researched world closely mirroring our own, The Adventures of Tintin presents a number of characters in distinctive settings. The series has continued as a favourite of readers and critics alike for over 70 years. The hero of the series is the eponymous character, Tintin, a young Belgian reporter and traveller. He is aided in his adventures from the beginning by his faithful fox terrier dog Snowy. Later, popular additions to the cast included the brash, cynical and grumpy Captain Haddock, the bright but tone deaf Professor Calculus and other colourful supporting characters such as the incompetent detectives Thomson and Thompson. The success of the series saw the serialised strips collected into a series of albums (23 in all), spun into a successful magazine and adapted for both film and theatre. The series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in over 50 languages and more than 200 million copies of the books sold to date. Tintin is soooo popular here in France ! I love his adventures. My favorite character is Captain Haddock, so funny ! :D
hil34 hil34 9 years
He looks like he's 13!
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 9 years
I think one of the things that makes him highly cast-able is how young he looks. I remember when watching L.A. for the 1st time I thought he was like a toddler or something and then he finally opened his mouth to speak and I was like whoa... He is also the kid from Nanny McPhee though by the way! That movie isnt very good though. Also, I have never heard of Tintin? What the heck is that? He has yellow teeth.
robinesque robinesque 9 years
Yeah, smiling on the outside like that. Who KNOWS what evil lurks behind that "innocent" grin. I, for one, am suspicious. Kidding!
Princess-Peach Princess-Peach 9 years
I think that he's too young to play Tintin :/
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I have no idea what Tintin is...
RioAravwyn RioAravwyn 9 years
He was also in Nanny McPhee. Cute kid - doesn't look his age at all.
Nitachequita Nitachequita 9 years
I wanted to hug him to death in Love Actually, he was so adorable! Can't believe he's 17!! In the DVD commentary, they said he's cousins with Hugh Grant... but he's cuter than Hugh, hee hee!
stephley stephley 9 years
Kids are so hyper these days, maybe they're aging faster than the rest of us.
Beauty Beauty 9 years
I love this kid! Ah, time flies.
mlen mlen 9 years
i have no idea what Tinton is but i loved this kid in Love Actually! (i guess he's not so much a kid anymore!)
longhorn_sugar longhorn_sugar 9 years
he's so cute!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Good choice. Wow, he's really 17?!
bellaressa bellaressa 9 years
He does not look 17. Wow, I coined him for 13 at the most, maybe 14.
luckyme luckyme 9 years
He is not 17! Holy crap. I loved him in Love Actually. I thought he was pretty funny.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 9 years
Dang he's 17 already? LOL
ErieIndiana ErieIndiana 9 years
WHAT? He is 17! Dear Lord have I aged that much?
nillawafer1983 nillawafer1983 9 years
This would be amazing!! I LOVE Tintin, and I think this kid is adorable :-)
Happsmjc Happsmjc 9 years
This would be great! I love him and his character in Love Actually! Also, the other little boy I loved was the son in Stepmom and he was in stuff for a while and then I never saw him again--he needs to get back on the radar!
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