Burgeoning superstud Taylor Kitsch, 30, was all smiles Wednesday night at the Los Angeles red carpet premiere of his new anticipated flick, John Carter, in which he plays the titular role.

The Friday Night Lights hottie may have gotten his fair share of the limelight, but he wasn't the only celeb in attendance at the big celebration. Costars Bryan Cranston, Willem Dafoe, James Purefoy, and Lynn Collins also showed up at the Regent L.A. Live Theatre where the event was held.

The Disney production, directed by Andrew Stanton, is based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs' sci-fi Barsoom series, in which Carter, a Civil War veteran, finds himself inexplicably transported to Mars, where he encounters all kinds of creatures of various color and size. John Carter marks Oscar-winner Stanton's first live-action film, as his previous credits consist of Pixar films WALL-E, Finding Nemo, and A Bug's Life, which he co-directed with John Lasseter.

John Carter comes to theaters on March 9, 2012.

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