Fantastic news today, The Hollywood Reporter announced an exciting new role for Rob. He'll be starring in Good Time directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. In a recent Reddit Q&A (HERE) the directors have spoken about shooting this fall .
Check out all the details below and also what The Film Stage & The Playlist are saying
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Robert Pattinson will star in neo-grindhouse caper Good Time, which will be directed by Josh and Benny Safdie.The directors also shared their excitement on twitter :
The indie film centers on a bankrobber's flailing efforts to evade the dragnet closing in on him. Pattinson will star as Connie.
Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein wrote the script for the film, which will be produced by Sebastian Bear-MCclard of Elara Pictures.
The Safdie brothers, who recently signed with WME, are indie filmmakers whose most recent project, Heaven Knows What, is currently in theaters. The critically acclaimed film following a young heroin addict (Arielle Holmes) who finds love in the streets of New York was released by Radius-TWC. It previously won the C.I.C.A.E Award at the Venice Film Festival and also played at the Toronto Film Festival and New York Film Festival.
The directing team's previous indie projects include Daddy Longlegs, which played at both the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and the 2010 Sundance Film Festival; the doc Lenny Cook, which followed a star high school basketball player and played at Tribeca and Venice before airing on Showtime in February 2014; and their debut feature, The Pleasure of Being Robbed, which premiered at SXSW in 2008 and also played at the Cannes sidebar Directors' Fortnight before airing on IFC.
Since starring in the vampire franchise phenomenon known as Twilight, Pattinson has focused his efforts on interesting indie roles. He's worked with esteemed directors including David Michod (The Rover), David Cronenberg (Cosmopolis, Maps to the Stars) and Werner Herzog (Queen of the Desert). His upcoming films include The Childhood of a Leader and The Lost City of Z with Sienna Miller and Charlie Hunnam. He's repped by WME and 3 Arts.
From The Film Stage
Few actors coming off the global recognition and financial clout provided by a record-breaking franchise have been able to do so with as much discernment as Robert Pattinson. Films from David Cronenberg, Werner Herzog, Anton Corbijn, and David Michôd are under his belt — and James Gray and Harmony Korine collaborations in the works — and we now have another to add to the forthcoming slate.
THR reports that the actor will lead Good Time, the next picture from Josh and Benny Safdie, who are coming off one of the year’s best films, Heaven Knows What. Described as an “indie neo-grindhouse caper,” it follows a “bankrobber’s flailing efforts to evade the dragnet closing in on him.” Although no additional details are made available yet, we assume Pattinson’s character, Connie, is the bank robber.
It’s scripted by Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein, and they’ve previously noted there are plans to shoot this fall, presumably after work on James Gray’s Lost City of Z wraps up.
From The Playlist
Robert Pattinson is yet again signed up to work with auteur talent, and I have to say, the prospect of this one sounds pretty great.
Filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie made waves with their addiction drama "Heaven Knows What" and it has attracted the right attention, with Pattinson signing up for their next film, "Good Time." Described as a "neo-grindhouse" flick (I'm already halfway sold on that alone), the actor will play Connie, a bank robber to tries to escape as a dragnet beings to draw closer and closer. That premise sounds perfectly like the stuff of B-movies and I'm intrigued to see how the Safdies tackle that kind of material.
No word on when it might shoot, but presumably it'll have to wait until Pattinson has wrapped James Gray's "Lost City Of Z" which starts shooting later this year.
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