Robert Pattinson in Theater Rumor #2


In February we relayed a report from Variety that David Pugh (producer of Equus that Harry Potter, I mean Daniel Radcliffe, starred in) confirmed he would be working with Robert Pattinson at a theater project in 2010 :

Pattinson appeared alongside Radcliffe in two of the "Harry Potter" movies. But Pugh told Variety that won't happen. He has, however, confirmed that he and Pattinson will be working together on a theater project in 2010. More than that he won't say.

Yesterday another report came from the Daily Mail (via whatsonstage.com):

After his long international run with Sam Mendes’ Bridge Project productions of The Winter’s Tale and The Cherry Orchard, Simon Russell Beale may switch from the classics to more populist fare for his next West End turn. According to today’s Daily Mail, the Olivier Award-winning thespian is signed up to star in a revamped version of Ira Levin’s comic thriller Deathtrap.

Russell Beale will play Sidney, a once-celebrated thrillers author who’s now suffering from writer's block. While waiting for inspiration, he receives a brilliant script from one of his former writing students, Clifford. The temptation is too much. With the help of his wife Myra, Sidney plots to murder his protégé and market the young man's sure-fire thriller as his own. But, as in any good thriller, twists and turns follow in abundance.

First opened in 1978 in New York, Deathtrap went on to become Broadway's longest running thriller. That same year, it premiered in London at the West End's Garrick Theatre in a production starring Dennis Quilley and Rosemary McHale. In 1982, it was made into a film starring Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve. Levin's other credits include Rosemary's Baby, Stepford Wives and Sliver.

Director Matthew Warchus, fresh from his Tony Award-winning success with God of Carnage (Best Direction, Best Play) and The Norman Conquests (Best Play Revival), and producers David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers (with whom Warchus has worked on God of Carnage and previous long-running hit Art) are planning to update Deathtrap and add a few new twists.

All going to plan, Deathtrap will open at the West End’s Wyndham’s Theatre in September 2010. And, heads up to Twilight fans, Robert Pattinson, who plays vampire Edward Cullen, is in the frame for the part of Clifford. Prepare for mob scenes.

Gozde: I don't know if this is true or if Rob's name is in the report to draw attention to the play. I guess we'll have to wait and see. With his movie career sky rocketing I don't see Rob doing theater any time soon.

Thanks to Alexandra for the tip ;)

23 comments:

Mrs. Robinsane said...

Hmm, how intriguing! I wonder if it's true....

*Mrs. R finally applying for passport*

...wowie! said...

muy interesant

Alexandra said...

Oh hey I got mentioned! :D Your welcome Gozde!

To be honest I don't really see him doing it either but we can dream right?

Maryann said...

Something closer to me! And West End plays aren't NEARLY as pricey as Broadway stuff but it may change IF this is true lol. Would be interesting to see this though!

Anna said...

lol Alexandra, it's your one minute of fame ;)

as for the rumour - it does seem a bit strange (and potentially dangerous!), but I choose to believe :)))

Living in England might finally pay off for me!

Kate said...

It would be great if it were true. I would definitely go to see it !!

Alison said...

as nice as it would be, dont you think its unrealistic? if they are going to be doing filming for eclipse just starting in august, and preparing for the release of new moon when would he have time for rehersals? hmm something just seems fishy .. like trying to get more people to see it by saying robs name but we shall see

Alexandra said...

Alison - It's supposed to be during September 2010, not this year :) But I'm sure he's going to be just as busy next year as he is this year so yeah I don't know if this is going to happen...

monika said...

some new pics

http://www.celebrity-gossip.net/celebrities/hollywood/robert-pattinson-all-smiles-on-the-set-214852/

*eyeroll* the National Enquirer? okay...

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Anonymous said...

It's totally possible: Eclipse this Autumn, then Unbound Captives at the end of the year (it's only a supporting role, so he won't be needed during the whole shoot), Bel Ami in Winter/early Spring, then either BD or the play, or the play and then BD.
Summit can accommodate their golden boy...

Anonymous said...

OK, if that is actually true, I so will be there to see him.
But can you imagine the stagedoor scenes?
*rolls eyes*

But to be able to work in London again would certainly be quite tempting for him...

Anonymous said...

Jeeze louise. I can't imagine going to see a play with Rob in it. The tween screaming would be horrible.

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Stacy said...

Hmm, I'm not quite sure what to make of it. I think it would be a very good experience for Rob, as far as acting goes, but I'm not sure it's feasible for security reasons, not to mention filming.

I was thinking that Bel Ami and BD are basically back to back filming, because BD will be out late next year, so I guess it's possible he would have time to rehearse.

Guess we'll just have to wait and see.

Suz said...

aahh yea, I can do London in 2010

Shani said...

Nah, I don't believe it. Rob has what...three movies to do next year. He doesn't have the time.

That guy is just using Rob's fame to get attention for his play. He hopes to get unsuspecting Twilight fans into the theater in thinking they will be seeing Rob.

It's the old bat and switch routine.

Shani said...

I mean bait

Nikola Six said...

I just don't see how this is going to be possible (and I talked about this on another thread, god knows where).

Eclipse is suppose to wrap in October and you know that Summit will be dragging him from pillar to post throughout Novemeber to promote New Moon and odds are, he's not going to start a new film in December during the holidays. I figure he'll show up on the Captive set sometime in January. And even though his role is supporting (according to the original script, with his newfound popularity, they may beef it up), it's still going to take at least a couple of months because they've got to go all the way to New Zealand to film part of it. So this puts him where? Maybe mid-late March?

Then you've got Bel Ami which will be filming in France (which I'm not sure is an absolute 'go') but they've got to get to filming Breaking Dawn no later than late summer/early fall in order to make it into the theatres by summer and/or fall of 2011 (if they split the film in two...something I think they're leaning towards because that is one big ass book and two films will make more money than one). And Summit wants it in the theatres by 2011 because that will give them a Twilight film for four consecutive years.

So then. In summation. Where in the hell in that schedule would he have time to rehearse, do previews and open a play? Rehersals and previews alone can take up to 6 weeks to 2 months...before the curtain even rises. And how long a commintment would he make to this? A six week run? 3 months?

I suppose it's possible, but in order to make on stage by September 2010, he'd have to film Breaking Dawn IMMEDIATELY following Captive and he'd have to either give up or postpone Bel Ami. There simply isn't enough time to film 3 films in first three quarters of 2010 and then rehearse a play and open the damn thing by September. Also...he'll have more promotional duties in June of 2010 when Eclipse is released.

All of that said...Clifford would be a great role for him. He could play the holy hell out of that one. My hope is that they'll wait for him and maybe he can get to it in 2011.

I won't even go into the nightmare they'd have on their hands with rabid fans disrupting from the audience and causing pandemoneum at the stage door. Come to think of it, I did go into all of that. On another thread. I can't keep up on what I've written and where.

Simply not a good idea at this time.

Nik

RPnKSaddict said...

Yeah what Nikola said...

Nik- Love your posts.

TO Twicat said...

I agree, Nik. Timing seems unlikely.

This would be an incredible opportunity, though! I am very familiar with the play (I'm an actor in amateur theatre and we were planning on doing this play one year) and the role of Clifford would be awesome!

I would really like to see Rob return to theatre...he was made for the stage!!

Anonymous said...

I think (HOPE) people, at least would be capable of behaving during the play....at the stagedoor is another story, of course.
But at least the really young fangirls wouldn´t have enough money or parents permission ;-) to go to London, and the crazy older ones, who are obviously out there, will hopefully calm down a little bit by next year, or whenever it may happen, if it will happen...
I´m from europe, and will totally be there to see him!

Amelliah said...

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