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14 Breakout Stars of Summer!

By Beth Mishler May 29, 2013

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Liam James

Where you’ve seen him before: He starred as the young Shawn in Psych, and currently stars as Jack Linden on The Killing, where his character has one of the worst moms, like, in the history of moms.

Where you’ll see him this summer:
In The Way, Way Back, James is set to take a Shailene Woodley-type jump up the pop culture ladder. In the flick, which was co-written and co-directed by Community’s Dean Pelton himself, Jim Rash, James stars as Duncan, an anti-social and awkward teen not thrilled about the summer vaycay he’s forced to take with his mom and her boyfriend. But things look up when he meets a cool mentor-type-dude (Sam Rockwell) at a water park. It looks like it could be the best indie flick of the summer.

Tags: movies, tv, slideshows, wizards of waverly place

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Beth Mishler

Beth Mishler is a writer, producer, and pop culture connoisseur who has a weakness for the Whedonverse and all things sci-fi. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Beth currently lives in The Plains, Ohio, where she freelances, makes documentaries, and watches a kazillion hours of TV per week while anxiously awaiting the release of George R.R. Martin's next novel.

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