Remember that cute little kid in the heartwarming British movie Billy Elliot from 2000? He got hot! Jaime Bell is all of 23 now so I don’t feel guilty drooling over this photo from an upcoming film that shows him hot, sweaty, shirtless and dirty in low-rider pants. It’s those lower abs that are doing it for me. (I’m not of the “any guy over 18″ mindset, I’m in my mid 30s so they have to be at least 21.)
In Eagle of the Ninth Bell stars as a second century slave to a Roman army leader played by Channing Tatum. Tatum’s character comes to Scotland to help his dad (Donald Sutherland) solve a mystery of a missing legion of troops. I’m sure the film will have plenty of hot guys fighting, but sadly only Bell, not Tatum, is shirtless in the stills now available.
The Eagle of the Ninth is set in the dangerous world of second-century Britain. In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Amongst all the drama, he meets and is accompanied by a British slave named Esca, who will be played by Bell, while Sutherland will come into the picture as Marcus’ uncle Aquila, who has retired in Britain.
I couldn’t find a trailer for this movie yet. Eagle of the Ninth is out sometime next year and has no specific release date listed on IMDB. Note to producers: there’s still more time to work in footage of shirtless guys.
Since starring as Billy Elliot, Jaime Bell has had roles in King Kong, Flags of Our Fathers, and Jumper. He’s shown below at the UK premiere of Defiance on 1/6/09 with Liev Schreiber and Daniel Craig.
Thanks to Huffington Post for the heads up!