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The Tony nominees were announced on Tuesday, with the best in Broadway theater being honored for their contributions to the stage. These days, performers aren't so limited to one discipline -- TV, movies, Broadway -- so it's quite easy to spot stars on stage one day and at the movies the next. These ten newly-minted Tony nominees can all be found on the big screen in the next year or so. Keep an eye out!
Obviously, Hanks is the biggest movie star of this year's Tonys crop, so he's going to have the brightest big-screen outlook going forward. He's got another da Vinci Code sequel in the works, as well as possibly the next movie from The Artist Oscar winner Michael Hazanavicius, but before that, Hanks has a formidable double bill in 2013. In Captain Phillips, Hanks teams with director Paul Greengrass (United 93; The Bourne Supremacy) for the true story of a ship captain being hijacked by Somali Pirates. This will be followed by Saving Mr. Banks, the story of the author of Mary Poppins taking her story to Hollywood. Hanks will play Walt Disney, of all people. Might he follow up Tonys success with his first Oscar nomination since 2000?
The Kinky Boots nominee can be found this fall in one of the most anticipated films of the year, the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis. Considering Sands' musical chops, you'd think it'd be a safe bet he'd be playing one of the film's folk performers, but from the looks of that trailer, he's playing an army guy. One who's fond of cats, it seems.
While Morton will not be reprising her role in the big-screen adaptation of August: Osage County, she can be found leading the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival entry Bluebird. Her character of a small-town bus driver wracked with guilt is as meek and contemplative as her nominated performance in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is brassy and bellowing.
The two-time Tony winner is a nominee again for the first time since he triumphed in 2001 for The Producers. Recent attendees of the Tribeca Film Festival may have already seen his next screen effort, opposite Julianne Moore in The English Teacher.
Sturridge was able to nab a Tony nomination while cast alongside bigger stars like Alec Baldwin and Ben Foster, but it's no huge surprise, considering his supporting character in On the Road was probably the best thing going in that film. Coming up, you'll be able to find him in the Terence Malick film that as yet has no title (since Malick is all of a sudden making sixteen films at once these days, I'll say it's the one with Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Cate Blanchett, and Michael Fassbender), as well as the Emma Thompson-penned costume drama Effie.
The hunky, ascendant Magnussen has been on the rise in movies and TV for the last year (Boardwalk Empire; Damsels in Distress), before getting his first Tony nomination opposite Sigourney Weaver and David Hyde Pierce in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. On the big screen, you'll soon be able to spot him in The East, Brit Marling and Zal Batmanglij's follow-up to Sound of My Voice.
The year's most unlikely nominee for a musical (for his sturdy performance in Hands of a Hardbody) can be found in movie theaters at summer's end in the Sundance hit Ain't Them Bodies Saints, backing up stars Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.
Last year's Tony winner for Other Desert Cities, Light is back with her third consecutive nomination this year. She also gets the distinction of her next movie sounding the most like her Broadways plays. Last Weekend, from writer/director Tom Dolby, has all the trappings: dysfunctional NorCal family, secrets exposed, lush lake-house location. Look for Light to co-star with Patricia Clarkson and Zachary Booth.
The Tony nominee for The Big Knife can soon be seen opposite Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, and Peter Dinklage in The Angriest Man in Brooklyn.
For his featured role in the revival of boxing drama Golden Boy, Shalhoub nabbed his second Tony nomination ... and his first in 21 years. You can find Shalhoub in theaters right now, in fact, in Michael Bay's chart-topping Pain & Gain.