Avan Jogia has joined the cast of Ten Thousand Saints opposite Hailee Steinfeld and Asa Butterfield. In the adaptation of Eleanor Henderson’s 2011 novel Avan will play Teddy, who knocks up Eliza (Steinfeld) and overdoses, sending his best friend Jude (Butterfield) into the straight-edge hardcore punk scene of 1980s New York City.
Avans’s also in talks for a role in 1970s-set Shangri-La Suite opposite Emily Browning and Luke Grimes. It follows two young lovers who meet in a mental hospital. The Bonnie & Clyde-esque pair set out to fulfill what one believes is his destiny, to kill Elvis Presley.
Avan will take the role of Teijo Littlefoot, an old friend of Jack’s (Grimes) who joins the duo’s journey to LA in search of a sex change. Twisted returns to air on February 11.