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There’s no SXSW partying in Austin for young actor Charlie Plummer

Charles Ealy

Charlie Plummer isn’t 21 yet, but he’s already making a name for himself in such films as “All the Money in the World” and “Lean on Pete,” which premiered Friday at South by Southwest.

He was chatting with journalists Saturday morning, along with director Andrew Haigh, who’s probably best known for “Weekend,” “45 Years” and the HBO series “Looking.”

Haigh and Plummer were doing interviews bright and early Saturday, while many folks were still recovering from a late Friday evening. But Haigh explained that Plummer isn’t old enough to get into bars, so they weren’t out late.

Plummer says one of his favorite parts of being in “Lean on Pete” was reuniting with Steve Buscemi, who plays an owner/trainer of a racehorse called Lean on Pete at Portland Meadows in Portland, Ore.

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Plummer met Buscemi when Plummer was cast as a young boy in a recurring role on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”

If his performance in “Lean on Pete” is any guide, Plummer is going to be a busy young actor in the coming years. Next up, he says, is “Spontaneous,” a film where high-schoolers spontaneously combust.

Noting the difference in movies, Plummer says he “doesn’t want to get it in a rut, even though” his current rut is a “pretty good rut.”


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