Sam Asghari — best known as the fiancé of Britney Spears — has landed his first big movie role.
The 27-year-old model and actor will co-star in “Hot Seat,” an upcoming action thriller about an ex-hacker forced back into the industry after an anonymous man puts a bomb under his office chair, Deadline reported. Kevin Dillon, 56, has also been cast in the movie alongside previously announced Gibson, 65.
In addition to being engaged to 39-year-old pop diva Spears, Asghari has also previously appeared in her music videos, as well as some by former girl group Fifth Harmony. He’s also acted in TV series including CBS’ long-running cop show “NCIS,” HBO dramedy “Hacks,” Showtime’s “Black Monday” and BET’s “The Family Business.”
While his upcoming “Hot Seat” credit is undoubtedly a big step for the Iranian actor’s career, he told Variety in May that he has his eye on achieving superhero status.
“My ultimate goal is to be the first Middle Easterner that plays a superhero. Marvel or anybody — they should give me a call,” he told the publication at the time, adding that his “ultimate goal” is also to “become a well-rounded actor. I’m doing a lot of MMA training, I’m doing a lot of gun- and stunt-training to be a well-rounded actor such as Tom Cruise, such as Jason Statham.
“Like I said, I want to do action, but I want to be able to do drama as well. This is my craft, and I want to accomplish it 100%,” he said, adding that his big dreams also involve getting into movie “blockbusters” and “TV shows that get on Netflix and become fan favorites.”
And while his relationship status certainly gives him a leg up in terms of recognition, it has not, for the most part, reached the point where casting directors know who he is — not that he’s complaining.
“I’m just an actor. I’d rather they don’t [recognize him], because then they don’t misjudge: ‘This person is this, this person is attached to the other person’ — or whatever the case may be. I’d rather them not know who I am, so that way they can actually see the character,” he said.
“Hot Seat” is set to be directed by James Cullen Bressack and is based on a story by Leon Langford and Collin Watts.