Ansel Elgort will receive the â€œCinemaConÂ® Male Star of Tomorrow Award,â€ it was announced today by CinemaCon Managing Director, Mitch Neuhauser. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will be held March 27-30, 2017 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Elgort will be presented with this special honor at the â€œCinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awardsâ€ ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, March 30, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon.
â€œHaving already appeared on the big screen in the breakout teen hit â€˜The Fault in Our Stars,â€™ and in the â€˜Divergentâ€™ series, Ansel Elgort is poised to break into leading man status with his upcoming roles in â€˜Baby Driver,â€™ and â€˜Billionaire Boys Club,â€™ noted Neuhauser. â€œA talented young actor we could not be more thrilled to honor with this yearâ€™s â€˜Male Star of Tomorrow Award.â€™â€
Elgort can be seen this summer in the action/thriller â€œBaby Driver,â€ directed by Edgar Wright and releasing on August 11, 2017 via TriStar Pictures/Sony Pictures Entertainment. A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Also starring are Jon Bernthal, Eiza GonzÃ¡lez, with Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx.
Elgort began his acting career on the stage before making his film debut in the remake of the classic horror film â€œCarrieâ€ opposite Julianne Moore and ChloÃ« Moretz.Â He is best known for his roles of Augustus Waters in â€œThe Fault in Our Starsâ€ and as Caleb Prior in the â€œDivergentâ€ film series. In addition to â€œBaby Driver,â€ Elgort can be seen on the big screen this year in â€œBillionaire Boys Clubâ€ opposite Kevin Spacey, and â€œJonathanâ€ opposite Suki Waterhouse. In addition to his film career Elgort has a burgeoning music career and recently released the song â€œThiefâ€ through Island Records.