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James Gray Talks About The "Wonderful Work" Robert Pattinson Does In 'The Lost City Of Z'

James Gray Talks About The "Wonderful Work" Robert Pattinson Does In 'The Lost City Of Z'

It's great to hear and read praise about Rob from directors and James Gray, like all the others Rob has worked with in the past, has nothing but praise for Rob.
Here's a snippet of his interview with LA Weekly where he talks about working with Rob.

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Robert Pattinson has done a lot of interesting work with directors like David Cronenberg, but I would never classify any of it as realist; what he does in a film like Cosmopolis is very arch. But in your film, he completely disappears into the part.

It’s an act of generosity, really. Rob has this ridiculous beard and it’s such great, self-effacing, wonderful work he’s doing. I love actors very much because they do things I could never do. Directors are all frustrated actors anyway, and it’s very exciting as a filmmaker to see an actor who really is that generous with you. It was a very happy shoot — as arduous as it was, brutal as it was.

Read the full interview with James Gray over at LA Weekly

"Robert Is Very Enigmatic, With A Powerful Presence" ~ Claire Denis Talks About Rob & High Life

"Robert Is Very Enigmatic, With A Powerful Presence" ~ Claire Denis Talks About Rob & High Life

You're going to love what Claire has to say about Rob in this interview with Vogue Homme. She talks about first meeting him, how his confidence in High Life renewed her confidence in the project, how he gives off an aura that makes you immediately want to film him and more.

I especially like the part at the end where she's hoping she'll be able to keep a cool head on the first day of filming. Good luck with that one Claire.

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ROBsessed Awards: Robert Pattinson's Best Non-Fandom Supporter Of 2015

ROBsessed Awards: Robert Pattinson's Best Non-Fandom Supporter Of 2015

We all love Rob (obviously, or we wouldn't be here) but this year, as with previous years, we have quite a bit of competition.
We have some returning contenders for the  Best Non-Fandom Supporter title this year. Anton, Werner and Brady were all nominees last year but lost out to David Cronenberg!
So how will they fare this year? The choice is yours.

Here are your nominees for Robert Pattinson's Best Non-Fandom Supporter of 2015. Place your vote at the bottom of the post.

Anton Corbijn
"I Really Love Rob, He's A Really Fine Actor"

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You can listen to Anton's Full Audio Interview HERE

Werner Herzog
"Pattinson Is A Very, Very Smart, Very Well-Educated & Intelligent Young Man"

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Read the rest of Werner's Interview HERE

Brady Corbet
"You can't take your eyes off the guy! Because he is beautiful to look at, It's really like he draws you in. He is compelling."

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Check out the Full Interview with Brady HERE

FKA Twigs

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Liam Cunningham
"Robert Pattinson is an Absolute Delight"

Liam also mentioned how Rob was sweet, self effacing, delightful, lovely to work with and f****** handsome HERE

Joel Edgerton
“I love (director) Anton Corbijn. I also have a real fondness for Rob Pattinson after his excellent work in The Rover. So I stopped into Toronto for two days to do 'Life'”

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Cast your vote below and remember:
You only get 1 vote and polls close at midnight (ET) on Dec. 31st!

Click HERE to view the guidelines for the 5th Annual ROBsessed Awards

"He’s Really Charismatic" ~ Brady Corbet Talks Robert Pattinson To Variety

"He’s Really Charismatic" ~ Brady Corbet Talks Robert Pattinson To Variety

Brady Corbet, Director of The Childhood of A Leader, did a Q&A with Variety where he spoke about the movie and how Robert Pattinson got involved.
Check out the excerpt where he mentions Rob below.

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Loosely inspired by the early childhood experiences of many of the most infamous dictators of the 20th century, “The Childhood of a Leader” stars Berenice Bejo and Liam Cunningham as an American couple settling into the French countryside at the end of the World War I, at which time the father is involved in the delicate peace negotiations surrounding the Treaty of Versailles. His wife is a devout Christian who struggles with the tantrums of their son (Tom Sweet), an angelic-looking boy whose behaviour becomes increasingly disturbing. Robert Pattinson and Stacy Martin also appear in the film, which also brought Corbet a cash prize in the form of Luigi De Laurentiis award for best debut.

Variety: How did Robert Pattinson get involved?

Corbet: Robert Pattinson is a friend of ours, and we really have a lot of common interests and tastes. He’s really charismatic, and we thought it would be wonderful to apply that charisma to these very early, seemingly unimportant sequences, and only really by the end of the film do you realise how significant they are.

Read the Full Q&A over at Variety

Also if you happen to live in or near Pleasantville, New York there will be a screening of The Childhood of a Leader followed by a Q&A with Brady Corbet this Sunday (25th Oct) at the Jacob Burns Film Center. More details and links to purchase tickets can be found HERE

VIDEO: Anton Corbijn & Dane DeHaan Talk About Working With Robert Pattinson On 'Life'

VIDEO: Anton Corbijn &  Dane DeHaan Talk About Working With Robert Pattinson On 'Life'

Red Carpet News spoke to Life Director Anton Corbijn & Rob's co-star Dane DeHaan at the Life Screening in London last month and asked them about working with Rob on the movie.

VIDEO: "Robert Pattinson Goes For Roles That He, As An Actor, Finds Interesting. That's Great" ~ Anton Corbijn

VIDEO: "Robert Pattinson Goes For Roles That He, As An Actor, Finds Interesting. That's Great" ~  Anton Corbijn 

There were 2 screenings of Life yesterday in London, one at the Picturehouse and one at the Curzon Soho. Both were followed by a Q&A with Director Anton Corbijn.
Here's a quick vid from the Picturehouse screening where Anton talks about Rob.

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*** PREVIEW LIFE SCREENING AT PICTUREHOUSE CENTRAL IN LONDON YESTERDAY ***Some of our friends attended the preview screening of the movie LIFE yesterday, Sunday 13th September at Picturehouse Central, London. They share this video of a part of the Q&A that took place after the screening, it's Anton Corbijn, the director, talking about Rob.It's so wonderful to hear him talk with so much respect about Rob and his professional choices: not going for the paycheck roles, but for roles that are interesting for him as an actor. Also Anton explains why he thinks Rob was perfect for the role of Dennis Stock.Thanks Glo!
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Anton Corbijn Talks About Robert Pattinson At The Latin American Premiere Of 'Life'

Anton Corbijn Talks About Robert Pattinson At The Latin American Premiere Of 'Life'

On Friday night at the Guanajuato International Film in Mexico Life made it's Latin American premiere. Director Anton Corbijn was in attendance and conducted a Q&A after the screening of the movie.
Below are some extracts (translated using Google translate) where he talks about Robert Pattinson.

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"GUANAJUATO, 26 July.- Although many related and pigeonhole the name of Robert Pattinson in the Twilight series, there are others, such as Dutch director Anton Corbijn who see beyond the stigma and / or social labels.

That's why I did not offer preposterous British actor the role of Dennis Stock, this famous photographer 50s that caught James Dean three months before his death in the film Life.

"After Twilight I felt Robert tried to choose characters away from this whole saga.

"He wants to prove to the world that he is a real actor can do challenging roles and that reminded me of Dennis Stock, a photographer who wanted to check he was good at what he did. That part was something I found in common between the two.

On the other hand, Robert is always being chased by photographers and I liked the idea that in the film he had to act like a photographer behind a star, Anton Corbijn said to questions expressed by Excelsior.

The filmmaker, who likewise attended the Festival last year to promote The most wanted man, was forceful in ensuring that while speaking of James Dean Life is not a movie about him, but the man behind the lens that made him some emblematic images that turned it around the world.

"Whoever thinks that this film is about James, I'm afraid to say that is not so.

"In fact, when I was offered the script I did not care because I did not want to make a film about James Dean, however, when I began to see that the story was more about the photographer, I felt I identified because basically that's what I've been doing for the last 40 years, " said Corbijn.

In addition to Robert Pattinson, Life features performances from Dane DeHaan, Ben Kingsley, Kristen Hager and Joel Elgerton.

This film was shot in Canada and does not have release date in Mexico. "


"Guanajuato.- Because after Twilight Robert Pattinson had shown he wanted to remove the image of an easy film actor, he was chosen to star in Life, directed by Anton Corbijn.

In the movie he plays professional photographer Dennis Stock, who came to have a friendly relationship with James Dean, legend of cinema. That closeness was born after
the image Stock took of Dean in 1955.

"I had noticed that he took movies out of the ordinary (Bel Ami and Cosmopolis) wanting to check that he was a real actor; and good in his life he is chased by photographers, and now he must act as one, "the director recalled yesterday.

Life appeared
Friday night at the Teatro Juarez in this city, in the framework of the International Film Festival that ended this weekend.

"It is not a biography of James Dean, so if people believe that's what they'll see they better get out," joked the filmmaker, shortly before the screening.

Life still has no release date in Mexico. It was launched internationally in February, during the Berlinale and now it was the event of the Bajio.

In September it will reach cinemas in France, UK and Ireland, one month later will be the turn of Italy and Germany."

Corbijn spoke with Sara Hoch to present his latest film at the historic Teatro Juarez, so the filmmaker traveled to Guanajuato to share with buffs his short film inspired by the friendship that had photographer Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson) and the new promise of cinema in the mid-fifties, James Dean (Dane DeHaan)
On choosing Pattinson for the role of the photographer, he said he and Stock have a lot in common, at the time Stock sought recognition, the same goes for Pattinson,
who sought the opportunity to demonstrate that he is a serious actor despite the latest movies that launched him to global fame.

He said he was not interested in making a film about the life of James Dean, the writer liked the character of the photographer and that is why on Friday night hundreds of people had the opportunity to see the film to be released in theaters film at the end of the year.

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If you'd like to read the full interview translations and see some pics from the premiere, head over to our sister site,

James Gray Talks About Robert Pattinson's 'The Lost City Of Z' Going Into Pre-Production

James Gray Talks About Robert Pattinson's 'The Lost City Of Z' Going Into Pre-Production

UPDATE: The Film Stage also spoke to James Gray and got even more info about Pre-production and principle photography. Scroll down to read.

Director James Gray was interviewed by Awards Circuit and they asked him about progress on The Lost City of Z. I think his reply will make you pretty excited!

Are you ready for jungle Rob?

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On if the long developing project The Lost City of Z is finally next for him

JG – Yeah, that’s going into preproduction in a matter of four weeks or five weeks now, before I have to go off and do that. I’m very excited, it’s hopefully the movie that, you know, bridges the step between the films I’ve made which are very personal and small, and what will be a different chapter in my life, because it’s a much bigger film.

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Head over to Awards Circuit to read the full interview

From  The Film Stage:
Before things wrap up here, very quick: Lost City of Z is as close as we’re hearing?

Z? Yes, absolutely. I’ve been on a scout. Pre-production should start sometime in the first week of June. I’m extremely excited about it. It’s very different from anything I’ve done — and yet, of course, the same. I have very, very high hopes for it. Principal photography, I believe, will start on August 8, although it depends on when Charlie Hunnam will finish King Arthur, which is what he’s doing now; if that finishes on schedule, that’s when I will begin. It shoots in the U.K. and Columbia, probably.

What feeling do you have when on the cusp of starting a production? Is there a lot of anxiety, or is it mostly pure anticipation?

Well, it’s almost exclusively terror. It’s funny: I don’t actually derive much pleasure from making a movie. I derive a lot of pleasure from having made a film. I’m very excited; it’s going to be a huge challenge. But I’m very scared, and I’m under no illusions that I’m going to go to the jungle and have a great time and it’s going to have a party. I mean, it’s going to be an epic struggle, and I’m going to try and do my very best. I have many, many ideas. The project’s been gestating for a long time, and, in some respects, that’s a challenge in and of itself, because you have many, many ideas, and you want to make sure the project has a unity and a singularity and a uniqueness and a consistency. So, if it’s gestating for a long time, you worry that you won’t have that.

Well, we’ll see. But, judging by your track record, I’m not too worried.

I’m glad you’re not.

Read the full interview over at The Film Stage

Martin Koolhaven Talks Brimstone, Robert Pattinson Fans & More On Dutch Radio

Martin Koolhaven Talks Brimstone, Robert Pattinson Fans & More On Dutch Radio 

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Martin Koolhaven (Brimstone Director) appeared on Dutch radio yesterday where he spoke about getting ready for the start of filming, Robert Pattinson fans and lots more.

Thanks to we have a transcript of the interview below.
"Martin Koolhoven, director of BRIMSTONE, appeared in the Radio 6 studio in The Netherlands, today March 10th 2015, to share his favorite Prince songs. He’s a huge fan of this performer. In between songs he shared some snippets of info about his new movie Brimstone.

He told that it took him a long time to write the script and many people are very enthusiastic about it. Although he has to prove it yet, he believes it is going to be a good movie.

Now the time that he is going to start filming comes closer things are a bit nerve-wrecking. He’s still figuring out what is possible and what he can and/or cannot do.

Today he had meetings with the people of sound and sound design. They had to determine which way to go and what to take into account during filming. E.g. there is an emotional scene that needs music and next is a very silent scene. Of course a scene is never completely without sound, there is always something like a ticking clock, but they want something more original, so what is that sound going to be? Sometimes that particular sound also needs images and those are things that have to be discussed. On set only the voices will be recorded and not the other sounds like footsteps, noise made with cups etc. Those sounds will be cut and added later in post-production. All decisions have certain consequences. He points out that this is a normal procedure with every movie.

When he’s asked about having Robert Pattinson in his movie, he said that Rob’s fans are unbelievable, all the time they search the internet for information and they translate everything. He said that he’s tagged in tweets and gets many questions. They follow him on Twitter and (laughed) that is definitely not because of his football related tweets.

He said that he will start filming Brimstone in less than two months from now. And doesn't want to give too much away about the project as he doesn't know yet how he wants to present the movie and things can always change. The movie started out as being a Western set in the late 19th century and now it’s more a thriller.

The movie starts with Mia Warsikowska as Liz who lives in a small village that is terrorized by the new preacher played by Guy Pearce. He doesn't expect that filming with huge stars will be any different for him. Until now the cast is really nice and down-to-earth without Hollywood bullsh*t and so far they haven’t made any crazy demands for their trailers.

He repeats that it took him a long time to write the script and it was really a ‘difficult delivery’. After finishing the script, he searched for financing and sent the script to numerous agencies in Hollywood. Everywhere he went he got the same answer: ‘We’ll read it next week’ But they never did. A producer friend of his business companion said they were doing it all wrong and gave them names of casting directors and Koolhoven chose Des Hamilton who was immediately enthusiastic and then things really started happening.

Koolhoven said that he only gets really really nervous before the start of a football match, but ……. there is not much time left and he admits to not having found all the film-locations yet."
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Martin Koolhoven Talks About Robert Pattinson Joining 'Brimstone' Cast & Praises His Performance In 'The Rover'

Martin Koolhoven Talks About Robert Pattinson Joining 'Brimstone' Cast & Praises His Performance In 'The Rover'

Martin Koolhoven the director of Brimstone was interviewed on Dutch Radio station KRO on Feb 9th and spoke about Rob joining the cast, briefly about his role in the movie & more

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Thanks to @RobsPromotionTeam for translating the Rob parts of the interview.
If you want to listen to the interview (in Dutch) then head over HERE


Question: How did you get Pattinson to join?
Koolhoven: That goes through an agency. I was watching some movies Guy Pearce was in and last year he was in THE ROVER and Pattinson was in there too. So I happened to stumble on that and I fell for that role. It is completely different from his role in Brimstone, but I thought he was really good.

Question: What will he be doing exactly in your movie?
Koolhoven: He will play an outlaw and I'm not going to say more than that. It's a secret.

Question: And all Pattinson fans love you now?
Koolhoven: Yes ha ha ha last night things went crazy and Twitter exploded. People started to talk to me from all over the world in strange languages.

James Marsh Chats About 'Hold On To Me' & How He Was Excited To Work With Robert Pattinson

James Marsh Chats About 'Hold On To Me' & How He Was Excited To Work With Robert Pattinson

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So Tink went to a screening of 'The Theory of Everything' last night (which in case you didn't know is directed by James Marsh).
There was a Q&A afterwards and after introducing herself as a fan blogger for Hold On To Me she got to have a little informal chat with him about the movie.

Here's what went down (in her words):

"I got a chance to speak to James Marsh tonight about Hold On To Me. I went to a screening for The Theory of Everything and I spoke to him after his Q&A finished. I shared my disappointment that the film was stalled and he felt the same. It was great to talk to him and see him light up about the story. He said he was so excited to have Rob and Carey on board and because they're all British, they were going to have such fun with the dark humor of the story and this subversive look at American culture. He also said they had Adam Driver for the other role - the main guy with Carey's character.
Unfortunately what happened is the typical story with indies. Money. It couldn't be secured and JM was very bummed about this because he loves the story so much and was baffled they couldn't secure financing in time when he had Carey and Rob locked in for a period. TPTB balked at Adam Driver but JM and I both exchanged a look at that, saying and where is he now (Star Wars, Emmy nominee, etc). So basically the convo was both us going ugh and that sucks and this would have been so many words. More eloquent but sometimes a good UUUUGH gets the point across. While I didn't have a large attachment to the film since Rob's role was pertinent but small, I was personally bummed the film didn't get off the ground after seeing how enthused JM was for the project and for the actors. And my high regard for him coming on the heels of watching a wonderful film and hearing a diverse and intelligent discussion afterwards. I'm disappointed Rob didn't get a chance to work with JM since we know he wanted to and it's clear why. The way JM was talking - it sounded like he's keeping hope alive for the story because he loved the script so much but I was left with the impression the cast would be different.
I hope Rob gets to work with JM like he wanted to. Maybe it'll be a different project at a different time. If it's meant to be for Rob, it will be."
So there you have it. I think we all pretty much knew at this stage that it wasn't happening since there hasn't been any movement or news about it in a while. It's a pity, but what will be will be. We know that there are great things ahead for Rob and we're so excited to follow him on his journey every step of the way.

VIDEO: Brady Corbet & Mona Fastvold Talk About 'The Childhood Of A Leader' With IonCinema & Eye For Film

VIDEO: Brady Corbet & Mona Fastvold Talk About 'The Childhood Of A Leader' With IonCinema & Eye For Film

While promoting their film, The Sleepwalker, Brady Corbet and Mona Fastvold talked about The Childhood of a Leader with IonCinema and Eye For Film.

Check out this video interview from IonCinema. The Childhood of A Leader talks starts around the 9:40 mark.

And here's an excerpt from their interview with Eye For Film:
Mona Fastvold and Corbet’s upcoming project, The Childhood of a Leader, which he is going to direct, will star Bérénice Bejo, Tim Roth, Stacy Martin and Robert Pattinson. The script is influenced by everyone from John Fowles and Jean-Paul Sartre, to Volker Schlöndorff’s Young Törless. I suggested checking out Christian Kracht’s cinematic novel Imperium in the Norwegian translation for last minute reading, as pre-production begins next week.

AKT: Tell me about the next projects. Brady: The next film we’re making, I’m directing what Mona and I wrote together and we’re working together very closely from beginning to end as we did with this one. Basically, what determines who takes the lead is just whose story it is to tell.

Mona: And who is not giving birth to a baby.

Brady: And who is not giving birth to a baby. We’re making a film called The Childhood Of A Leader. It’s a historical film, which is one of the reasons why it’s been so difficult to put it together.

AKT: Historical set in what time?

Brady: 1919 mostly. It’s Bérénice Bejo, Tim Roth, Stacy Martin and Robert Pattinson. It’s about a family that relocates to France for the Paris Peace Conference and about the events leading up to the Treaty of Versailles, partially. It’s funny, whereas this project [The Sleepwalker] was about subverting the clichés of psycho-sexual thrillers, this is a historical film that’s not really a historical film. It’s about the childhood of a would-be-fascist. We’ll start shooting in January.

Click HERE to read the entire interview!

NEW PIC From 'Life' Featuring Robert Pattinson & Anton Corbijn Talks Post Production In Hamburg

NEW PIC From 'Life' Featuring Robert Pattinson & Anton Corbijn Talks Post Production In Hamburg

Anton Corbijn spoke about the post-production of Life in Hamburg in the german article below which we translated using Google Translate.
There's also a sneaky pic featuring Rob from the movie.

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Translated using Google Translate:
For his latest project Anton Corbijn has returned to the Hanseatic city. In Post Republic Life is currently preparing the color grading for the Australian- Canadian- German co-production.

"It's wonderful to be here again," says Anton Corbijn . Dutch director and photographer had last A Most Wanted Man shot in Hamburg and was enthusiastic about the locations and the special atmosphere in the Hanseatic city. His latest film Life tells the story of Hollywood photographer Dennis Stock, gets to know in 1955 at a party the still unknown James Dean. A special meeting of the addition to the world-famous portraits of Hollywood icon, a wonderful friendship apparent.

The topic was very appealing to him, told Anton Corbijn, who became famous as a photographer mainly by its musicians Proträts. Also on film, he has worked with artists and personalities within his first film control the life of Ian Curtis, the lead singer of the band Joy Devision in scene.

Life is produced on the German side of Wolfgang Müller ( Barry Films) and is expected to mark the 60th anniversary of the death of James Dean in 2015 in German cinemas. The main roles are played by Dane Dehaan and Robert Pattinson. The Hamburg Film Fund Schlesig - Holstein has supported the film with € 250,000 in production.


Thanks BlondeMel

Brady Corbet & Mona Fastvold Talk 'The Childhood Of A Leader' & Robert Pattinson's Character With IndieWire

Brady Corbet & Mona Fastvold Talk 'The Childhood Of A Leader' & Robert Pattinson's Character With IndieWire

Indiewire spoke to Brady Corbet and Mona Fastvold about their upcoming project The Childhood Of A Leader starring (of course) Rob.
Now Brady didn't exactly reveal a whole lot about Rob's character in the movie so I guess we'll have to do the usual and wait and see!

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The duo is officially heading into pre-production for "The Childhood of the Leader," a period piece that will mark Corbet's directorial debut and stars...oh just a little-known actor named Robert Pattinson. Though Corbet is holding onto a few secrets about the project

Brady, you're making your directorial debut with your next project, "The Childhood of a Leader" starring Robert Pattinson. What inspired you to want to direct? Were you inspired by Mona?

Brady Corbet: Mona's nodding her head like, "Yes, that's right Brady. It was me. It was me."

Mona Fastvold: [Laughs]

BC: No, what's actually stranger is that I didn't attempt to do it sooner. And it's strange that I kept acting as long as I did because for years I kept threatening to walk away and do something else. But the reason I never did walk away and do something else was I kept having opportunities to work with people I really liked and really loved. I was like, "Ok, I love your work. Absolutely I can spare a week, I can spare a month." I've worked for some people that I would have been happy to come wash their floors on set for a week just to see how they work, much less to have the relationship that an actor and a director get to have with one another, which is very special and sometimes very intimate, very unique. I've found every filmmaker I've worked with inspiring, Mona included.

One of the big problems with this project is that it summarized all the things I've really been interested in in my personal and creative life. And yet for so many years I just thought it was too grand and too ambitious to ever get made.

MF: And it almost did.

BC: And it almost did [laughs]. The film takes place in 1919, it stars a child, it's in French and English. Luckily it's not going to be four-and-a-half hours long and it's not going to be black-and-white. But that's it. It's not a very easy pitch. It's sort of about the birth of a megalomaniac and with a maniacal sort of ego at the turn of the century. It's about the birth of fascism that occurred during the signing of the Treaty of Versailles.

Has the identity of this character been revealed?

BC: I have intentionally not revealed the identity of the character. And it's a funny thing because it's not for the reasons that people think. One thing I will happily tell everybody is that the character is not Hitler [laughs]. And the character is not Mussolini. It's someone else. And there's the dramatic event where you learn who this person is and that's something I want to save for people. Robert Pattinson is not playing Hitler as you now know [laughs]. I'll go on the record saying that.

Read the full interview over at Indiewire
And for all things The Childhood Of A Leader be sure to follow our sister site HERE and on Twitter

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Thanks Nancy

'Rob Really Wants To Prove Himself & For Me That Was Great For That Role' ~ Anton Corbijn Talks About Robert Pattinson & 'Life'

'Rob Really Wants To Prove Himself & For Me That Was Great For That Role' ~ Anton Corbijn Talks About Robert Pattinson & 'Life'

In an interview with Dazed Anton Corbijn spoke about Rob's character Dennis Stock in Life and casting Rob for the role.

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Here's an excerpt from the interview:
In your films you've portrayed talented men who burn out young – Ian Curtis in Control, and now James Dean and photographer Dennis Stock. Are you interested in the myth-making process that happens around these guys?

Anton Corbijn: If anything, it's unmasking because I always bring it down to very normal life. In photography I can imagine that people think I make images iconic, but with films I don't think that's the case. The film with James Dean is actually about the photographer. He's the lead role, they just share screen time. I had a similar experience when I was young in Holland. I became the photographer of somebody who became the biggest rock star we ever had there (Herman Brood), so it was interesting to see how that balance works when I thought I was helping him and he probably thought he was helping me. It's the same with this story.

Was it an easy process casting Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan in your upcoming film Life?

Anton Corbijn: Dane didn't want to take a meeting with me initially, as he couldn't see himself in James Dean's shoes. But he was persuaded by a mutual friend, and said yes in the end. He's fabulous, a very good actor. Rob was interested in the film because he really wants to prove himself and for me that was great for that role. If you look at the roles he's taking on – like the ones with Cronenberg – he really wants to do very different, non-mainstream films and get out of that pigeonhole.

Read the full interview over at Dazed
Thanks Sallyvg

Anton Corbijn Talks 'Life' & Confirms A 2015 Release

Anton Corbijn Talks 'Life' & Confirms A 2015 Release

Anton Corbijn was interviewed by CraveOnline where he spoke about how being a photographer the story of Life interested him and also confirmed that Life would release in 2015.

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Life wasn’t part of the TIFF announcement this morning, is there potential for a 2014 release?
No, that’ll be 2015. We haven’t locked picture yet. We still have two more months of sound and [potential] pick-up shoots.

In your background in photography, you’ve photographed numerous icons. Your first film, Control, was a portrait of the iconic Ian Curtis (singer for Joy Division), who died very young. I guess now we’ve confirmed that next year, you have a film that involves James Dean (to be played by Dane DeHaan) in Life. Who also died very young. Is it more difficult to capture an iconic photograph of an individual in life, or to tell their story in death?

I’m flattered that people think my pictures are iconic. That’s not what I set out to be. A lot of people that I worked with in the 70s and 80s were not very well known people, but they became [well known] later. So I’ve not deliberately sought icons. As far as making films for Ian Curtis and James Dean, that is, of course, is very deliberate. Ian Curtis was someone that I knew and I moved to England to make it because I wanted to make it. It was a personal project. And, also, I thought there was a good love story there (between Sam Riley and Samantha Morton).
With Life it’s first and foremost a story about a photographer, Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), who profiled James Dean (DeHaan). So it’s the story of a photographer and their subject. As a photographer that story interested me: studying the power balance between a photographer and their subject. You know, who influences who? The James Dean portion of the story wasn’t my interest. In fact I’d turned down a straight James Dean project once before.

Read the full interview over at Craveonline
Thanks Sally & Flavia.

"He Has A Really Beguiling Physical Energy, Clearly Smart" David Michod Talks About Robert Pattinson

"He Has A Really Beguiling Physical Energy, Clearly Smart" David Michod Talks About Robert Pattinson

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I love to hear people praise Rob. Here David Michod says some great things about him to the HeraldSun & The Daily Telegraph.
Click the links to read the full articles.

From HeraldSun

I hadn’t seen the Twilight movies but friends of mine had said he (Pattinson) was an interesting guy,” Michod said in Adelaide.

Pattinson, who gives a standout performance, hates auditioning but Michod used the process to explore the character of the wounded man who Eric (Guy Pearce) kidnaps in the movie.

“I put him through four hours of what he would call hell and I used three hours and 55 minutes to explore the character with him,” says ­Michod. “He has a really beguiling physical energy, clearly smart, and he was actively seeking out directors whose work he liked.”

The resulting film, shot entirely on location in South Australia, particularly around the northern outback towns of Leigh Creek and Maree, won strong reviews when shown at the Cannes Film Festival.

From Daily Telegraph (Australia)

HIS days as a bloodsucker are long behind him but try telling that to the hundreds that swamped The State Theatre last night to catch a glimpse of their favourite vamp Robert Pattinson.

Back in town to unveil his new Aussie flick The Rover — a film miles from his turn as Edward Cullen in the Twilight series — the British thespian spent around 30 minutes greeting fans and signing autographs along Market Street of which a lane of traffic was barricaded for the event.

Such was the hysteria, even The Rover’s director, Sydneysider David Michod, admitted he sympathised for his leading man who — even three years after the last Twilight film wrapped — cannot shake the adulation.

“All the time ... I feel for him all the time,” Michod said on last night’s red carpet.

“It’s kind of nuts the bubble that he has to live inside.

“There are kind of very few people in the world who can inspire that sort of bizarre ‘Beatlemania’ and it was one of the extraordinary experiences of working with him out in the desert. It was so freeing for him.

“To be able to sit out in the street with him at the end of the day and drink a beer.

“It was quite amazing.”

Judging by his post-Twilight body of work it’s clear Pattinson is doing his best to distance himself from his star-making role.

In The Rover, a futuristic thriller set in the Aussie outback, Pattinson plays a slow-witted crim opposite Guy Pearce who also starred in Michod’s last major film Animal Kingdom.

The Rover has earned Pattinson rave reviews while for Michod, the film has been a springboard into his next project — writing and directing Brad Pitt’s next big film The Operators.

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Empire Australia has a great 10-page feature on The Rover in the July issue which includes a set visit where they talk to Robert Pattinson, Guy Pearce, David Michod and Liz Watts.

The magazine also has a five star review of the movie.
Check out all the scans and the review below.

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Thanks to HazelDene for the scans

INTERVIEW: Robert Pattinson Talks About How Great It Was Working On 'The Rover' In Australia

INTERVIEW: Robert Pattinson Talks About How Great It Was Working On 'The Rover' In Australia

'At The Movies' interviewed Robert Pattinson & David Michod and it sure sounds like Rob enjoyed his time in Oz.
They also talk to David Michod and there's a little Maps to the Stars discussion at the end as well.

Thanks RPAU for the video

The Central Performances From Guy & Rob Are Really Extraordinary" ~ David Michod

The Central Performances From Guy & Rob Are Really Extraordinary" ~ David Michod

David Michod talks about The Rover, Guy & Rob's extraordinary performances & More in an interview with SBS Film Australia

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Every filmmaker dreams of getting a film into Cannes. Why do you think The Rover did?
Hopefully, it feels like a film they haven't seen before – it's tense and unusual – and because the central performances from Guy and Rob are really extraordinary.
You have said that the film is "not a post-apocalyptic film”, that “this is an Australia that has broken down into a kind of resource-rich Third World country." Can you expand on that?
I didn't want the world of the movie to feel like we'd been reduced to psychotic apes because of a single cataclysmic event. Rather, I wanted it to feel like the entirely plausible and frighteningly possible result of the world we live in today: economic and environmental collapse, as a product of rampant greed and exploitation, reduce Australia to a dangerous resource-rich third world country. Infrastructure, products, and an economy of sorts still exist – they're just broken, fragile and the world of the movie as a consequence is dangerous and unpredictable.
For the many people who know and love Animal Kingdom, what would you say to them about how the film is most different from or influenced by or still shows the David Michôd touch.
I think it will feel like it was made by the same guy who made Animal Kingdom. The Rover is much leaner in narrative and more epic in landscape but, like Animal Kingdom, it's still about the sadness and menace of people trying to make sense of a world that doesn't make any sense.
Read the full Interview over at
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