Sorry, Adam Sandler – Ansel Elgort is in vogue.
The “Grownups” actor was arguably usurped by his “Men, Women and Children” co-star at the film's Toronto premiere on Saturday, with the “Fault in Our Stars” heartthrob winning loads of attention from a legion of young female fans who assembled to greet him (photos below).
“I”ll give it all to Ansel,” Sandler told Variety on the red carpet. “I love that kid. He”s a sweet kid and it”s just a nice energy to be around. He wasn”t a superstar when we shot this movie but now he”s certainly having a good time.”
Luckily for Elgort's admirers, the young actor stopped to interact and take pictures before heading into the venue for the screening of his latest film, a dramedy co-written and directed by Jason Reitman (“Juno,” “Young Adult”) that also stars Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie Dewitt, Judy Greer, Dean Norris and Kaitlyn Dever. The narrative centers on a group of high-school students and their parents as they navigate the various and sometimes painful complexities that come with living in the digital age.
Maybe Elgort's fans are onto something. In his review from the festival, our own Gregory Ellwood singled out the young actor for praise, stating “Elgort is the real standout here…he makes Tim a strikingly sympathetic and heartbreaking character.”
So will “Men, Women and Children” launch Elgort's rising star further into the stratosphere? Find out when the film hits theaters on October 17.