Boyhood may have lost out on the Oscar for best picture, but the critically acclaimed Richard Linklater film is making a real star out of its leading man, Ellar Coltrane. The 20-year-old actor has just been signed by Wilhelmina, the top modelling agency that first scouted Kendall Jenner, Janice Dickinson and Sports Illustrated cover girl Robyn Lawley.
On Thursday, Wilhelmina announced on its Facebook page that Coltrane is now on its men's board. The company is now looking to land endorsement and editorial deals for the young star, who has just been nominated for Best Breakthrough Performance at the MTV Movie Awards.
For a new face, Coltrane has some pretty good editorials all lined up: Bruce Weber is scheduled to shoot him this summer for L'Uomo Vogue, and, most excitingly, Hedi Slimane has photographed him for the latest issue of V Man. (Could a Dior campaign be far behind?)
Last year, Coltrane admitted that he had no idea of the huge undertaking in store when he agreed to act in Boyhood as a six-year-old. "It definitely started to dawn on me gradually. But there's really no way to comprehend how long 12 years is when you've only been alive for six," he told Dazed.
Looks like his ride is going to get a lot wilder from here on out.