Travis Fimmel is known as the rough and tough Alpha male star of the History Channel's hit show "Vikings" but in 2015 it seems as if he will be showing another side of his acting ability in a romantic-comedy, something that will likely catch some of his fans off-guard.
He will be playing a feature role in the movie "Maggie's Plan" alongside Oscar winner Julianne Moore that revolves around a young woman played by actress Greta Gerwig, trying to make it one her own in New York City.
The decision of the Vikings star to join this project has some entertainment observers believing that he is intent on showing casting agents, producers and directors that he is more than just an action-drama star and in the process help prevent himself from becoming stereotyped as an actor only capable of being great in action-adventure roles.
His taking on a role in this rom-com project has some entertainment observers speculating that he is anxious to prove himself as a big screen leading man who can play 'any' role because as the most recognizable and acclaimed actor on "Vikings" he likely had his choice of scripts and he chose this as his 2015 film and has "Warcraft" slated for release in 2016.
The list of action-adventure big screen stars is long at the moment in Hollywood as there are several who are the dominant leading men and they are not exactly making room for new stars on the big screen. However, the opportunity to become established as a rom-com leading man on the big screen is available because no one has 'claimed the title' of rom-com leading man star and those that exist such as Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Hugh Grant are getting a little older.
Hollywood is open for an actor such as Travis Fimmel to become a huge sensation as a rom-com leading man and his joining of "Maggie's Plan" could be his first step to filling that void, a prospect that very few of his fans would complain about.
Look out for Travis Fimmel in 2015 as his career prospects could be the big winner to emerge from the release of the film "Maggie's Plan".