Showing posts with label new project. Show all posts
Showing posts with label new project. Show all posts

Robert Pattinson In Talks To Star In Bong Joon Ho's Next Film

Robert Pattinson In Talks To Star In Bong Joon Ho's Next Film

Exciting news from Deadline about a possible new project for Rob!

 From Deadline:

"After taking nearly two years to figure out his next project following his Oscar sweep in 2020 with Parasite, director Bong Joon Ho looks to have found his next film and is taking a certain Caped Crusader along for the ride. Sources tell Deadline that Bong is in talks to write and direct an untitled film based on Edward Ashton’s upcoming novel Mickey7 for Warner Bros, and that The Batman star Robert Pattinson is in talks to star. Bong will also produce the untitled film for his production company Offscreen alongside Dooho Choi for Kate Street Picture Company and Plan B.


It wasn’t long before Bong and execs were impressed with Pattinson following his meeting and felt he was perfect for the role, with an offer going out right before the new year.


As for Pattinson, this would mark his first film he has signed onto since finishing production on the anticipated The Batman. Warner Bros has already shown how much it plans to stay in business with him by recently signing him to a first-look deal. The Batman bows on March 4."

Head over to Deadline to read the full article.

Claire Denis & Robert Pattinson Join Forces On A New Project : Denis Johnson’s ‘The Stars at Noon’

Claire Denis & Robert Pattinson Join Forces On A New Project : Denis Johnson’s ‘The Stars at Noon’

From The Film Stage:
This week marks the arrival of what will hopefully be Claire Denis’ biggest film in the U.S. to date, courtesy of the distributing powers of A24. High Life is a wondrous, daring, frightening sci-fi odyssey and marks a bold expansion of scope for the director. Considering it took years to get off the ground, one might have thought we’d wait awhile to hear of her next project, but she’s now revealed the first details of a potential new film. 

Speaking at the Brattle Theatre in a conversation co-presented by Independent Film Festival Boston, she announced that she’s developing an adaptation of The Stars at Noon, the 1986 novel from the late, brilliant writer Denis Johnson. If this pairing wasn’t more of a match made in heaven, she’s also announced that her High Life star Robert Pattinson is set to lead the film. [via Jake Mulligan]

NEW PROJECT: Robert Pattinson Joins Robert Eggers’ Fantasy Horror Film ‘The Lighthouse’

Deadline have confirmed the rumours that were going around last week about Rob joining the cast of The Lighthouse. It sounds like a very exciting project indeed!

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From Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: RT Features and A24 have firmed their re-team with director Robert Eggers on The Lighthouse, the filmmaker’s followup to his sleeper hit The Witch. The new project, a fantasy horror story set in the world of old sea-faring myths, will go into production this spring. Robert Pattinson, coming off Good Time, joins the project in a lead role alongside Willem Dafoe.

The script was written by Robert Eggers and Max Eggers. RT Features’ Rodrigo Teixeira and Lourenço Sant’ Anna developed the project with Eggers and are producing alongside Parts & Labor’s Jay Van Hoy, and Youree Henley. A24 acquired worldwide rights and will distribute the film in the U.S. New Regency (The Revenant) has joined the project as a co-financier.

Said Eggers: “I am extremely happy to be working with RT, A24, and Parts & Labor again. Along with New Regency, they are providing me and my collaborators with the support and freedom to make this film the way it needs to be made. It’s a privilege.”

RT Features’ Teixeira called Pattinson “one of the most talented actors working today. We are excited to work with him and Eggers, a singular filmmaker whose unique vision we support. Our collaboration on The Witch was flawless and we look forward to re-uniting along with our partners at A24, Parts & Labor and New Regency.”

In addition to his critically acclaimed turn in Good Time, Pattinson starred in David & Nathan Zellner-directed Damsel which debuted at Sundance last month. He recently wrapped the Claire Denis-directed sci-fi thriller High Life. Pattinson is repped by WME, Curtis Brown Group and 3 Arts Entertainment.

Read MORE over at Deadline
Thanks Flavia

Brace yourselves. Is Robert Pattinson reteaming with David Michôd (The Rover), Joel Edgerton (Life) and Brad Pitt (The Lost City of Z) for a new movie? Production would start in June!

Brace yourselves. Is Robert Pattinson reteaming with David Michôd (The Rover), Joel Edgerton (Life) and Brad Pitt (The Lost City of Z) for a new movie? Production would start in June!

The main industry trades (Variety, Deadline, The Wrap) haven't mentioned Rob's involvement yet but IMDbPro has included Rob in a new project:

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The King would have Rob rejoining his The Rover writer/director, David Michôd, and Life costar, Joel Edgerton, if IMDb proves to be correct. Rob also worked with Brad Pitt who co-produced The Lost City of Z. Brad recently worked with David in War Machine available on Netflix.

Little White Lies posted about The King, which will star Oscar nominated, Timothy Chalmet (Call Me By Your Name), but they might have gotten their info from IMDbPro as well.

From LWL:
Fresh from his breakout roles in Luca Guadagnino’s Call Me by Your Name and Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, Timothée Chalamet is reportedly in line to play King Henry V in a new Netflix release from Animal Kingdom and The Rover director David 
Michôd...According to Deadline Chalamet is set to appear in The King as the eponymous English monarch, who famously led his army to victory at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 during the Hundred Years’ War with France. He died aged 36, leaving the throne to his infant son. 
Michôd’s previous feature, the Brad Pitt-fronted military satire War Machine, arrived on Netflix last year to little fanfare. The Australian filmmaker has teamed up with regular collaborator and compatriot Joel Edgerton to pen the script for The King, and with Chalamet joining Robert Pattinson in the principle cast, we’re bracing ourselves for something big.
Oh I would definitely be bracing.

Excerpted details from Deadline (does not include mention of Rob):
Timothee Chalamet is firming his first starring role since being Oscar nominated for his breakout turn in Call Me By Your Name. Chalamet will star as the title character in The King, a Plan B-produced drama helmed by David Michôd. Production will start in June.  
Joel Edgerton and Michôd wrote the script. Chalamet will play the young Henry V. After his brother is killed in battle before his coronation, a young king is coronated in the late 1300s. The reluctant ruler wears the crown at a time when England was near a war with France, and the empire is teetering. He rises to the occasion, admirably.  
Plan B’s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner will produce along with Edgerton and Michôd. Liz Watts, who produced the Michôd-directed Animal Kingdom and The Rover, are also producing. Michôd made his most recent film with Plan B and Netflix, the Brad Pitt-starrer War Machine. 
Fingers crossed, guys! I wouldn't mind seeing this reunion at all. ;)


CONFIRMED: New Project For Robert Pattinson ~ Working With Director Claire Denis ~ "Robert Is Committed To The Project & We Are Committed To Him"

CONFIRMED: New Project For Robert Pattinson ~ Working With Director Claire Denis ~  "Robert Is Committed To The Project & We Are Committed To Him"

UPDATE: The new role for Rob has been confirmed. Check out the details and what the producers have to say about Rob below. You're going to LOVE it!

The French website L'Express is reporting that Rob will be working with Claire Denis on a science fiction film at the end of the year.

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UPDATE: Confirmation!

From Screendaily:
 Robert Pattinson is to play the lead role in Claire Denis’ upcoming English-language sci-fi film, written with British writer Zadie Smith.

Paris-based producers Alcatraz Film confirmed the casting to ScreenDaily and said: “We are very proud and very happy, as is Claire, about what will be a great collaboration. Robert is committed to the project and we are committed to him.”

Pattinson is set to play the astronaut lead role in the as-yet-untitled film, which Screen first reported on in June.

Plot details are being kept under wraps but it is known to take place beyond the solar system in a ‘future that seems like the present’.

Denis is writing the script with acclaimed novelist Smith (White Teeth) and Smith’s writer husband Nick Laird.

The project, which marks an intriguing change of direction for the White Material and Beau Travail writer-director, is based on an original idea by Denis and her regular writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau and is due to go into production early next year.

Producers are Oliver Dungey (Miss Julie), Laurence Clerc and Olivier Thery Lapiney from Paris-based Alcatraz Films, and Claudia Steffen and Christoph Friedel of Pandora Filmproduktion in Cologne.

Alcatraz and Pandora produced Denis’ most recent feature Bastards, which debuted at Cannes in 2013.

Denis regulars Wild Bunch are handling international sales while Des Hamilton is casting the project, which is currently in advanced development and is due to shoot in studio in Cologne in late 2015/early 2016.

Collaborators on the film also include Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, known for his Tate Modern installation The Weather Project; astrophysicist Aurélien Barrau, known for his work on black holes and cosmology; and Stuart Staples of indie band Tindersticks, who previously provided music for Denis titles including White Material and 35 Rhums.

The news was first reported on French site L’Express.
MORE Media Reaction After The Cut

NEW MOVIE ROLE: Robert Pattinson to star in 'The Childhood of a Leader'!

NEW MOVIE ROLE: Robert Pattinson to star in 'The Childhood of a Leader'!

UPDATE: Added more info about the film from the director!


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From Variety:
Robert Pattinson to Co-Star in ‘The Childhood of a Leader’

Juliette Binoche, Tim Roth and Robert Pattinson are attached to “The Childhood of a Leader,” a new drama directed by Brady Corbet, Variety has learned.

The pic is Corbet’s feature directorial debut, after winning honorable mention at Sundance in 2009 for his short “Protect You + Me.”

The drama, which tells the childhood of a post-World War I leader, is tentatively scheduled to shoot in Europe starting in May. Corbet co-wrote the script with Mona Fastvold, the director of the upcoming Sundance drama “The Sleepwalker.” It will be produced by Antoine and Martine de Clermont-Tonnere, Chris Coen and Amour Fou.

Corbet, the star of this year’s Sundance indie “Simon Killer,” just wrapped roles in Noah Baumbach’s “While We’re Young,” Andrea Di Stefano’s “Paradise Lost” and Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent.”
More info from The Film Stage:
With roles in Simon Killer, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Melancholia, Funny Games, and more, Brady Corbet has been a fascinating actor to watch in recent years, but now the up-and-coming talent is headed down a different direction. While he directed the 2008 short Protect You + Me, he’s now set to helm his feature-length debut with a new project titled The Childhood of a Leader.
According to Variety, he’s already assembled quite a cast as well, with the Cosmopolis duo of Juliette Binoche and Robert Pattinson on board, along with Tim Roth. The film, co-written by Corbet and Mona Fastvold, will track the childhood of a post-World War I leader. Unfortunately there’s no additional details outside of a Europe production scheduled for this May, but hopefully we’ll see this one on the 2015 festival circuit.
In the meantime, watch Corbet’s aforementioned short below and one can see him hitting up festivals next year with Paradise Lost, Assayas’ Sils Maria and Fastvold’s The Sleepwalker, as well as (hopefully) Noah Baumbach‘s While We’re Young. Click HERE to see the short.
From The Playlist:
From "Twilight" hunk couldn't walk into a corner store without a legion of girls screaming and passing out, to an actor making all the right moves, Robert Pattinson continues to leave his vampire past far behind him. With a re-teaming with David Cronenberg and films with James Gray and Werner Herzog on the horizon, Pattinson continues to be cashing in his Respectable Actor chips and is now set to work again with a famed French actress.

Pattinson is re-teaming with "Cosmopolis"co-star Juliette Binoche for "The Childhood Of A Leader." Tim Roth rounds out the leading trio the cast in the film co-written by Mona Fastvold and actor Brady Corbert ("Melancholia," "Simon Killer") that will tell the story —as you might have guessed from the title — of the childhood of a post-WWI leader. Which one? Don't ask because for the moment, Variety isn't saying. That being said, we should know more soon.

Everything is coming together for shooting to start in May overseas, with Corbet making his feature directorial debut. So add this to Pattinson's growing list of intriguing projects that he has coming down the line.
UPDATE: The director, Brady Corbet, gave a description of the film to The Aesthete (via RPMoms). An excerpt:
Corbet is about to embark on his most daunting and risky gamble to date. As soon as he wraps Paradise Lost, he heads back to Paris to begin prep on his debut feature as a writer-director. And it’s a doozy: a WWI-era period drama called The Childhood of a Leader that he plans to film in both English and French with no genre hook or titillating graphic content. “It’s about an American family that has to go to France for the Paris peace conference,” Corbet says. “But it’s really a dark fable about this little boy coming of age during a very politically charged period in world history.” Corbet is well aware that to many it might seem like something of a tough sell. “I’m trying to find new and evocative ways to talk about it and make it sound not so dry because it is very formal, but it's almost a thriller. It flirts with being a thriller for sure. Yeah, it's a strange film. I guess I’ve always been passionate about anything that feels difficult.”
From ioncinema:
2014 has long been shaping up to be a memorable year for the “actor” Brady Corbet. The indie veteran whose worked with major auteur talents continues next year with the likes of Assayas, Bonello, Hansen-Løve and Baumbach film (and that not including a foursome of other projects) will then look to commence the directing phase with Juliette Binoche, Robert Pattinson and his Funny Games U.S. co-star Tim Roth in The Childhood of a Leader. Variety reports that the French financed production is aiming for what would probably be a post Cannes start. Antoine and Martine de Clermont-Tonnere (Salvo) and Chris Coen (Jane Got a Gun/Funny Games) are producing. 
Gist: Taking place perhaps during the same era as Haneke’s White Ribbon, this dramatic period piece set in France describes the childhood of a post-World War I leader. 
Worth Noting: Remember the name of Mona Fastvold. She is what we could considered a creative partner for Corbet as both collaborated on The Sleepwalker (her debut which preems in Sundance next month) and both co-wrote this film. 
Do We Care? A force and creative Sundance winning short, editing credits in Two Gates of Sleep and writing creds in Simon Killer and the Sundance-selected The Sleepwalker (see still above) which we’ll be covering next month, we’re curious in seeing just how far Corbet pushes the buttons and how an actor brings out the best in top ranked trio and the child actor he’ll cast.
This is quite the load for 2014! We couldn't be happier. Queen of the Desert is slated for January, Life in February, Mission: Blacklist somewhere after that, this new gem, The Childhood of a Leader, in May and The Lost City of Z over the summer! Keep it coming!

'The Lost City Of Z' ~ NEW PROJECT For Robert Pattinson

'The Lost City Of Z' ~ NEW PROJECT For Robert Pattinson 

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Screendaily is reporting on it's AFM's dailies that Rob will star with Benedict Cumberbatch in an adventure story called  "The Lost City Of Z"

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Details from the IMDB page for "The Lost City Of Z":
In 1925, Fawcett ventured into the Amazon to find an ancient civilization, hoping to make one of the most important discoveries in history. For centuries Europeans believed the world's largest jungle concealed the glittering kingdom of El Dorado. Thousands had died looking for it, leaving many scientists convinced that the Amazon was truly inimical to humans. But Fawcett, whose daring expeditions inspired Conan Doyle's The Lost World, had spent years building his scientific case. Captivating the imagination of millions round the globe, Fawcett embarked with his son, determined to prove that this ancient civilization--which he dubbed Z--existed. Then his expedition vanished.
Benedict Cumberbatch is listed on IMDB as playing Lt. Col. Percival Fawcett. Nothing mentioned for Rob yet but he could be playing Fawcett's son Jack or Jack's friend Raleigh both of whom went with Percy to the jungle. We will update if/when there's anymore news/confirmation about this and if you want to read more about Percy click HERE

Last year in an interview with French Magazine 'Premiere' Rob spoke about wanting to work with James Gray. He said: "Not a lot of filmmakers can reach Jacques Audiard's level except maybe James Gray, with whom I dream of working.". If you'd like a refresher of the full interview, you can check it out HERE

From Screendaily
Inferno Entertainment has come aboard as international sales agent on James Gray’s red-hot adventure project The Lost City Of Z to star Brad Pitt.

Buyers have been flocking to the project, which is being styled in the vein of Lawrence Of Arabia and is based on Gray’s adapted screenplay of David Grann’s recent bestseller.
The true story takes place in the early twentieth century and charts 30 years in the life of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, a former decorated British soldier turned explorer.

Fawcett developed an obsession for the Amazon and became convinced that an advanced civilisation lived within the interior after several adrenaline-fuelled expeditions where he narrowly escaped death from tribal encounters, deadly animals and devastating diseases.
He eventually lost backing for the trips and self-funded a final trek into the Amazon with his son from which neither returned.

It is understood Pitt’s Plan B will produce. Inferno’s Bill Johnson and Jim Siebel declined to comment, however they would most likely come aboard as executive producers.
MORE Details from Deadline (head over there for the full article)
The film is based on the David Grann bestselling book. Cumberbatch is in talks to play Percy Fawcett, who in 1925 headed into the depths of the Amazon jungles in Brazil. Fawcett was there to map the jungle and, hobbled by malaria, he discovered a mythical city he called The Lost City Of Z. Scorned by peers who claimed that this ancient kingdom was a fraud, Fawcett headed back into the jungle with his son and one other, braving the dangers of disease, insects, snakes, poison darts and other hazards to reinforce his discovery. None of them were ever seen again and it remains one of the great exploration mysteries of the 20th Century.
Plan B‘s Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Anthony Katagas (who worked with Cumberbatch on 12 Years A Slave) will produce. Plan B has been developing the project for several years, and it initially seemed like Pitt would be heading into the jungles.
This report is from ThePlaylist confirming Rob's attachment to the movie:
Last month when we chatted with director James Gray, he cautioned that the fate of his long developing "The Lost City Of Z" depended on how things panned out at this weeks American Film Market. He already put a good foot forward, landing Benedict Cumberbatch for a starring role in the film, and it hopefully this latest bit of casting can put it over the top.

Screen Daily reveals in their print issue from the floor of AFM, that Robert Pattinson is also on board the movie, that Panorama Media is financing and selling rights for as well. The movie is being produced by Brad Pitt's shingle Plan B (he was going to star in a previous iteration of the film before it fell apart at Paramount) and is an adaptation of David Grann's book tell the story of English soldier-turned-explorer Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, whose obsession with the Amazon and belief that an ancient civilization resided there led him on many expeditions where he narrowly escaped death. After financing eventually dried up, Fawcett self-funded one last adventure into the Amazon with his son, from which neither returned. We presume Cumberbatch will play Fawcett, and while there's no word yet on Pattinson's role, perhaps he'll play the son?

As for the tone of the picture, Gray had said to us he's aiming for the epic scale of David Lean but with a “slightly more hallucinogenic feel. Because [the protagonist] went to the jungle and sorta went mad.” So yes, fingers crossed this gets rolling in 2014.

Meanwhile, in case you were worried, Pattinson is still attached to Werner Herzog's "Queen Of The Desert." Recent trade reports about the movie notably didn't have his name among the cast of Nicole Kidman, James Franco (yes, he's confirmed now according to Screen Daily) and Damian Lewis, but rest assured he'll be there. And 2014 spent working with Herzog and Gray? Nicely done, RPatz.
And another confirmation from The Wrap:
Robert Pattinson will join Benedict Cumberbatch in James Gray’s “The Lost City of Z,” an individual familiar with the long-gestating project has told TheWrap.

Brad Pitt was initially attached to star in the adaptation of David Grann’s acclaimed book, though he’s now strictly producing the film through his Plan B banner along with Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner and Anthony Katagas.

“Lost City of Z” follows Percy Fawcett, a British colonial who disappeared in the 1920s while searching for a mythical city in the Amazon jungles of Brazil that he believed he discovered on a prior expedition.

Pattinson’s role remains unclear at this time.

Panorama Media will finance “Lost City of Z” and handle foreign sales.

The film continues Pattinson’s streak of working with talented filmmakers. He recently wrapped David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” and next stars opposite Guy Pearce in David Michod’s thriller “The Rover.” Pattinson is also attached to star in Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert” and Anton Corbijn’s “Life.” He’s represented by WME and 3 Arts Entertainment.
James Gray was interviewed by Allociné  and spoke about "The Lost City Of Z" (Translation Thanks To Pattinson Art Work):
"This is the kind of movie that starts, is about to be made, then collapses," explains James Gray when we approach one of his sea snakes, which dates back a few years ago. Originally planned for Brad Pitt, the film will finally be lead by Benedict Cumberbatch. The popular English will embody Percy Harrison Fawcett, "a man sent in the Amazon jungle. First, for professional reasons, until he went in search of a lost city to prove its existence. Everybody thought he went mad, but he embarked with his son into the jungle to help him find it.

"Adapted from David Grann's the novel by James Gray himself, the script offers the possibility to stage "a wonderful story about a man driven by his obsession." And the filmmaker to add that he puts "huge hopes in this project. This will be an historical drama that will become hallucinogenic and psychedelic at various points. The combination between drama and history and the madness born from the solitude in the jungle has a tremendous dramatic potential."


VIDEO: Dane DeHaan talks about working with Robert Pattinson in 'Life'

VIDEO: Dane DeHaan talks about working with Robert Pattinson in 'Life'

Popsugar caught up with Dane DeHaan while he promoted his film, Kill Your Darlings, at TIFF. They asked him about the film he's co-starring in with Rob - Life.

He talks about how he hasn't met Rob yet but hears that he's a great guy :-)) and that come Feb he'll  be getting to know him.

Starts around the 1:30 mark.

Source: Popsugar

Robert Pattinson To Star In Anton Corbijn’s "Life" As Magnum Photographer Dennis Stock

Exciting news. A new project for Rob. He'll be starring in Anton Corbijn’s "Life" playing Magnum Photographer Dennis Stock. Filming is scheduled to start in Canada in Feb 2014.

Check out more details about Rob's new project below!! What a week it has been for Rob and for his fans.

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From Screendaily:
EXCLUSIVE: Robert Pattinson will star as Magnum photographer Dennis Stock and Dane DeHaan will play James Dean in Anton Corbijn’s Life. FilmNation handles international sales and will introduce the script to buyers in Toronto.

See-Saw Films’ Iain Canning and Emile Sherman produce with Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films, marking a post-The King’s Speech reunion between See-Saw and FilmNation. CAA holds US rights.

Luke Davies wrote the screenplay to Life, which chronicles the friendship that ensued when the straight-laced Stock embarked on a road trip with Dean in 1955 for a Life magazine commission.

Filming is scheduled to commence production in February 2014 on location in Canada.

“As an internationally celebrated photographer, Anton Corbijn is the perfect filmmaker to direct Life,” said Canning and Sherman. “Finding the right actor to play James Dean was a big responsibility, but Dane’s body of work has proved what a chameleon he is and what he will contribute to the role.

“Casting Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan brings together two of the most exciting young actors of their generation.”

“We were fortunate to work with Anton on A Most Wanted Man and are thrilled to be a part of his next film,” said FilmNation CEO Glen Basner. “His incredible talent combined with the chemistry between Dane and Robert will bring to life the fascinating story of the fast friendship formed at a very pivotal time in Dean’s life.

“The project also marks our re-teaming with See-Saw Films whose impressive track record continuously keeps them a top-player in international film production.”

Pattinson will next be see in David Michôd’s The Rover and starred in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis as well as the Twilight franchise. He recently wrapped on Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars .
From The Hollywood Reporter
Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan are teaming up to star in Life, the true story about the friendship between James Dean and Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock.

DeHaan will bring Dean to life while Pattinson will portray Stock in the movie being directed by Anton Corbijn.

Iain Canning, who produced the Oscar-winning drama The King's Speech and the acclaimed Michael Fassbender drama Shame, is producing Life with his See-Saw Films partner, Emile Sherman.

Stock was a young photographer working for the Magnum agency when he received an assignment that changed his life: to shoot a free-spirited actor named James Dean.

The gig became a personal journey for both as they traveled from L.A. to New York to Indiana. During the trip, Stock captured now-iconic images of the actor before he was launched to stardom with East of Eden (1955).

The movie, with a script by Luke Davies and a budget in the $10 million to $15 million range, is eyeing a shoot in early 2014.

Pattinson (WME, 3 Arts Entertainment, Sloane Offer) recently wrapped David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars as well as The Rover, the futuristic thriller that also stars Guy Pearce.
 From Indiewire
The mystical allure of James Dean continues from beyond the grave: Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan have signed up to star in "Life," which The Hollywood Reporter says is "the true story about the friendship between James Dean and Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock." DeHaan will play Dean and Pattinson will play Stock (sorry ladies). Noted photographer and director Anton Corbijn, whose last movie was the sorely underrated George Clooney thriller "The American," will direct. The film is being shopped in Toronto.

The script, by Luke Davies, follows Stock as a young photographer who gets an assignment to shoot James Dean, then a rising star. The pair's life became intertwined personally and professionally and Stock would end up shooting some of the most iconic photos of Dean, shortly before "East of Eden" cemented his place as a Hollywood icon.
Iain Canning is producing alongside Emile Sherman. Pattinson has a number of exciting projects in the works, including David Cronenberg's new film "Maps to the Stars," as well as the post-apocalyptic western "The Rover" from "Animal Kingdom" director David Michod. DeHaan will be in Toronto to promote "The Devil's Knot," the dramatization of the West Memphis Three case from director Atom Egoyan, and can be seen next summer in some little art house movie "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." Corbijn's next feature, "A Most Wanted Man," based on the John le Carre novel and starring Rachel McAdams and Robin Wright, opens in the UK on November 22nd (no domestic release date has been set).

Considering Corbijn got his start as a rock'n'roll photographer, capturing glamorous and gorgeous larger-than-life figures, this should be the perfect material for him.
From The Wrap
Dane DeHaan will play James Dean and Robert Pattinson will play Magnum photographer Dennis Stock in Anton Corbijn’s “Life,” which FilmNation will be selling to international buyers at the Toronto market. “The King’s Speech” producers Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films are producing with Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films. Written by Luke Davies, “Life” follows the friendship that Stock struck up with Dean when he was commissioned to photograph the budding young actor. Production is scheduled to start in February in Canada. CAA is handling U.S. rights. Like Stock, Corbijn is also a celebrated photographer whose visual gifts served him well on films such as “Control,” “The American” and the upcoming thriller “A Most Wanted Man.” “Twilight” sensation Pattinson next stars in David Michod’s “The Rover” and David Cronenberg’s “Maps To The Stars .”

Here's what The Film Stage had to say:
First revealed earlier this summer, Life is a period piece whose drama is deeply rooted in the intertwining worlds of fame and photography, something the helmer is remarkably familiar with. As scripted by Luke Davies, its action centers on the relationship between James Dean and Life Magazine‘s Dennis Stock, the latter of whom had been tasked with capturing the up-and-coming actor less than a year before his rise to stardom and tragic death.

We’ve now got news from Screen Daily on who will take the parts, as Robert Pattinson has signed on for Stock and Dane DeHaan will step into the iconic shoes of Dean. Production is already set for this February in Canada, where we will follow the duo on a road trip. This is another addition to Pattinson’s promising slate of upcoming films, with David Michôd’s The Rover and David Cronenberg‘s Maps to the Stars, while DeHaan will be seen in Kill Your Darlings and Metallica Through the Never this fall, ahead of his major turn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Robert Pattinson Talks About The Six Movies He's Working On Next Year To Cinescape

Robert Pattinson Talks About The Six Movies He's Working On Next Year To Cinescape

Rob talks about how tiring promotional work is and how he hasn't filmed a movie in a year and hows he's doing 6 movies next year, He also says he'd love to do some theater!

via MaptoTheStarsTwitter

More information on Robert Pattinson's newest project, Hold On To Me

More information on Robert Pattinson's newest project, Hold On To Me

Hold On To Me made Variety's list of films that has AFM (American Film Market) buzzing and Film Nation released more information about the film.

Photobucket From FilmNation:
FilmNation will handle international sales and distribution on Academy Award® winning director James Marsh’s (Man on Wire) Hold On To Me starring Academy Award® Nominee Carey Mulligan (Drive, The Great Gatsby, An Education) and Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Cosmopolis). Hold On To Me is written by Brad Ingelsby (Out of the Furnace) and is an electrifying thriller based on the extraordinary true story of a femme fatale who kidnaps and ransoms the town’s richest man. The film will be produced by Alexandra Milchan alongside Todd Field and Indian Paintbrush’s Steven Rales and Mark Roybal. 
Mulligan plays Nancy, a small town girl who callously leaves her boyfriend Jimmy (Pattinson) behind to chase a modelling career in New York City, breaking his heart in the process. To Nancy’s surprise, New York isn’t impressed by her and at 26, she’s back home waiting tables at the local diner. When she gets word that Jimmy has become a wealthy and successful criminal in Chicago, she tracks him down with a view to winning his affections, only to find crushing rejection. Fuelled by jealousy and an unquenchable thirst for fortune, Nancy finds Danny, a naïve pawn she can seduce and manipulate to her own ends and together they embark on a life of crime. Success comes fast, and leaves faster but nothing and no one will stand in the way of Nancy’s naked, dangerous and deadly ambition. 
The producers commented, "Glen Basner and his team are simply the best in the business. We are elated to be partnering with FilmNation in bringing to life this stranger than fiction, true crime story." 
Sales will commence at the upcoming American Film Market. 
FilmNation’s Glen Basner said, “Hold On To Me is a compelling and sexy modern day Bonnie and Clyde story that we’re excited to introduce to buyers at AFM. Carey Mulligan is certain to deliver one of the most memorable femme fatale performances in cinematic history.”
This is clearly Carey's vehicle but how great does it sound?? I'm so excited for Rob to be a part of it. Hell, I'm excited for Rob to be a part of all his upcoming films. He's working with great artists and the stories are so compelling. We have much to look forward to, DR. :)

Via/Photo: @HoldOnToMeFilm 

Premiere chief editor reveals possible directors Robert Pattinson will work with: Harmony Korine and Werner Herzog

Premiere chief editor reveals possible directors Robert Pattinson will work with: Harmony Korine and Werner Herzog


Mathieu Carratier, chief editor of Premiere magazine, tweeted about Rob a few hours ago. What did he have to say? (Click the links to read IMDb pages, the original french source and more)
Maybe Mr. Carratier found out this info from Rob's interview with Premiere but like most of Rob's career moves these days, we're going to have to wait and see what happens when.

Thanks Sky for the heads up :)

"Sonntagszeitung" Interview Robert Pattinson In Cannes

"Sonntagszeitung" (Switzerland) Interview Robert Pattinson In Cannes.
They ask him about the end of Twilight, Cosmopolis, new projects, prostate-exams & lollipops


I know Rob but apparently "Sonntagszeitung" is a serious-minded newspaper (who ask if you've had a prostate exam and like your lollipops ;-}). I dunno *shrugs*

Interview is Translated

The vampire, that’s all past now. Around Christmas though, the last long-completed “Twilight” movie will hit the cinema, however, the British Robert Pattinson, 26, doesn’t play a bloodsucker anymore. In “Cosmopolis” he’s a barracuda who lets himself chauffeur in a stretched limo around Manhattan. The movie, based on the novel by Don DeLillo, is directed by the master director David Cronenberg. Therewith Pattinson has definitely arrived in the cinema of the big ones. Or not? He shows up for the interview on deck of a luxury hotel in Cannes with a pink lollipop.

Does it taste good, Mr Pattinson?
Oh I like these. Does it bother you when I suck? (Kate: Emmmmm.....stares...... *snapsbacktoreality* It IS slightly distracting actually ;-})


No. (Kate: Obviously a man)
In a French mag it was written: Robert Pattinson was a star, now he’s an actor. Do you see this in the same way?
Crazy how a thing like that works. Already when the trailer of “Cosmopolis” came out, I read: Now he’s a true actor. I beg you, that trailer lasts 30 seconds, and I don’t even say a word. Who wants to judge that? But it depends on the appearance.

Until now you’ve been the biggest teenager star and not an actor.
Seems like. My career has actually started with “Twilight” in the first place, the biggest thing one can image. When you get big out of nowhere, many think of it being a wrong career. You’d have to work your way up first.

Will you miss “Twilight”?
Acting wise, no, as my vampire doesn’t go through such a huge process. He cannot die, he cannot hurt himself. It’s difficult to develop new ideas. However…

Robert Pattinson Discusses His Future Acting Projects & Getting Into Music With MSN

Robert Pattinson Discusses His Future Acting Projects & Getting Into Music With MSN

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Robert Pattinson talks about censorship in the film industry and the "very dark, funny" 'Map to the Stars'

Robert Pattinson talks about censorship in the film industry and the "very dark, funny" 'Map to the Stars'

A couple of blurbs from Rob that have come out from Cosmopolis promo.


From Film News (UK):
Robert Pattinson is shocked by how censored show business remains. The actor stars in director David Cronenberg’s upcoming move Cosmopolis. In this film Robert’s character is involved in a threesome and shoots himself in the hand with a gun. Robert believes that the movie ratings system is inherently flawed in the age of the internet.

“You’re immediately at the highest rating with things to do with sex. But you can have violence. It’s like, ‘What?!’ It’s completely crazy,” he told British newspaper The Sun. “I don’t think there’s anything in Cosmopolis that’s particularly... there’s nothing bad. I don’t think there’s anything that would have shocked me when I was 13. Especially when every single kid nowadays probably watches hardcore pornography on the internet. It’s no worse – in fact, it’s a lot better.”

Robert isn’t nervous about how audiences will receive the potentially incendiary scenes in Cosmopolis.

“I’m not worried about the violence or the sex or anything like that,” he said. “Transformers is more violent than Cosmopolis.”
From Entertainment Weekly:
It appears that Pattinson and Cronenberg are hoping to pair up once more following their upcoming Cosmopolis. Pattinson confirmed to EW that he’s attached to the director’s long-gestating Maps to the Stars — although he’s not sure when they would begin production. “I don’t know if I’m doing it next,” he says. Cronenberg has stated that he hopes to cast frequent collaborator Viggo Mortensen as well.

The film would be based on a script by novelist and screenwriter Bruce Wagner, who has also written an adaptation of Jonathan Lethem’s novel, As She Climbed Across the Table, for Cronenberg. “It’s about child stars,” says Pattinson of Wagner’s script. “It’s very funny. It’s very, very dark.”
Cosmopolis, which is based on a 2003 Don DeLillo novel, debuted two weeks ago at the Cannes Film Festival.
Via: RobPattzNews

Robert Pattinson jokes about setting up a PayPal account just to work with David Cronenberg again

Robert Pattinson jokes about setting up a PayPal account just to work with David Cronenberg again


NOW Toronto got a chance to sit down with Rob and David during Cosmopolis promo in Canada. Of course there was insight and hilarity. :)
Robert Pattinson wasn’t expecting to star in Cosmopolis. In point of fact, he didn’t think a director like David Cronenberg would even consider him for the project.

“I never really took myself seriously as an actor before,” he says, barely awake the morning after the movie’s gala Toronto premiere. “And [then] you get cast in a movie like this, and it gets to Cannes and it’s not a total disaster, and I haven’t brought down David’s entire career…”

Cronenberg’s eyes crinkle. “We’ll see,” the director says. “That’s still in the future.” (Tink: These two need to go on the road...oh wait...)

On the verge of burning out after shooting the two-part Twilight finale, Breaking Dawn, Pattinson had been thinking seriously about pulling back from movies.

“I was fully intending on hiding for a couple of years,” Pattinson says. (Tink: *wide eyed* That's the scariest thing I've ever read.) 

“I only wanted to do small parts. The time is gone – for me, especially – when you could learn on the job. I mean, even the idea of going to a repertory company or something – everybody’s going to be filming it on their phone, and it’s exactly the same thing in movies pretty much. So I wanted to try to do small parts in movies I thought I could learn something from. But then this came up.” (Tink: So basically we have David Cronenberg to thank for preventing a devastating, indefinite drought.)

“This” was the role of Eric Packer, a billionaire financial wizard who experiences a professional and personal collapse over one very long car ride across Manhattan in Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s allegorical novel. The way Cronenberg structured the movie – shooting in sequence, often sealing Pattinson and his co-stars into a limousine and directing them remotely – pushed Pattinson to a kind of creative epiphany.

“It takes away a lot of the problems of self-consciousness,” he says. “I did a movie where a lot of it was underwater” (that’d be Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, which put him on the map as doomed golden boy Cedric Diggory), “and it kind of felt a little bit like that. You feel like you have very little to prove when you’re in such a tiny space. There’s very little of the outside world coming in, so it’s pretty simple.”

Cronenberg so enjoyed putting Pattinson through Packer’s paces that he’s eager to repeat the experience, possibly with another member of his repertory company.

“You meet people that you work with and you feel you’d really like to work with them again,” he says. “I felt that way about Rob, and I felt that way, obviously, about Viggo [Mortensen]. And then I started to think, ‘Wow, Rob and Viggo in the same movie would be terrific,’ because I know they’d get along, but I also think creatively, onscreen, it’d be fantastic. But I don’t have a project, exactly; we have some possibilities. So we’re talking about it. It’s possible it’ll never happen, because it’s just so hard to get things made, really – especially anything interesting. That’s sort of where I am, making movies that are hard to get made.” (Tink: GAH. This really needs to happen. Fingers crossed!)

In all seriousness, though, the two do expect to collaborate on another picture.

“We feel that fate will bring us together again,” says Cronenberg.

“I’m setting up a PayPal account,” Pattinson laughs.

“Yes, that’s right,” Cronenberg says. “We’re crowdsourcing. Please, if you’ve got any money on you right now, just put it on the table.” (Tink: They're joking but they should do this. Can you imagine? Rob sets up a PayPal account and wow. Watch the fandom money flow in. I know I'd finance anything for Rob. I'll sell the farm and my kidney. Anything for Rob. *wink*)

"Robert Pattinson Is A Beautiful Actor" - David Cronenberg

David Cronenberg Talks Robert Pattinson & New Projects with
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David Cronenberg is searching for funding for “nasty and disturbing” new project Maps to the Stars, starring Robert Pattinson, the star of his latest film Cosmopolis, and long-term collaborator Viggo Mortensen.

The British actor Pattinson looks set to become the renowned sci-fi horror director’s new muse. Playing the financial genius Eric Packer – who heads across New York in a white limousine in search of a hair cut – he appears in every scene of Cronenberg’s new film Cosmopolis, which competed for the Palme D’or at the years Cannes Film Festival and opens in UK cinemas June 15.

Cronenberg today described the star of the Twilight franchise as “a beautiful actor who often responds to scenes without even realising what he’s doing. That’s why I love him.” (Kate: Awwwwwwww I LOVE David )

Pattinson will perform opposite Viggo Mortensen, best known for his role as Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings franchise, who starred in Cronenberg’s A History of Violence, Eastern Promises and A Dangerous Method. The two are regarded as creative partners.

Speaking in London today, the Canadian director of The Fly, Scanners and eXistenz said: “There’s a brilliant script by an author friend of mine called Bruce Wagner. All of his books are fantastic. I tried to get this script off the ground five years ago, but I couldn’t get it made. In a way its like Cosmopolis; it’s a difficult sell. It’s edgy in a nasty, disturbing way. It has emotion, but it has a weird emotion like Cosmopolis.

“It’s hard to make difficult movies. When you have very credible actors who bring a lot of attention like Viggo Mortensen and Robert Pattinson, you think it would be easy to raise 15 million dollars, but it’s not.”


Robert Pattinson adds another title to his Book Club (that we made up) + another film in the works is revealed!

Robert Pattinson adds another title to his Book Club (that we made up) + another film in the works is revealed!

Rob is on fire with new projects! Can't wait for one of them to start rolling. In the meantime, we have the name of not only another project but also a book Rob has read - The Professionals. Could this be the 6th unnamed project from Rob?

Twilight Saga producer, Wyck Godfrey, talks to MTV:

Here's the article with the video:
When MTV News caught up with "Twilight" producer Wyck Godfrey recently to discuss Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's chances of another Best Kiss win at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday (June 3), he revealed that he and Pattinson might be cooking up some post-"Breaking Dawn - Part 2" work plans, in the form of a big-screen adaptation of a crime thriller.

"There's a book called "The Professionals," which is a new crime thriller that Rob has read and really likes," Godfrey said of Owen Laukkanen's well-received debut novel. "We're just starting to look at a writer [to adapt it]. It's kind of a 'Bonnie and Clyde' for today, and he would be fantastic in the role. It's in the early days; we'll see."

A modern-day version of "Bonnie and Clyde" sounds gritty and violent no matter which way you look at it. We asked Godfrey if he sees this potential big-screen crime thriller as a PG-13- or R-rated film for Pattinson.

"Possibly R," he said. "[Rob's] an adult now."
YES! Rated R Rob....we are ALL about that. We'll add the book to THIS LIST as well as our side bar :) Thanks for the reading material, Rob!


Robert Pattinson talks about the 6 projects he has lined up - First up: 'Mission: Blacklist'

Robert Pattinson talks about the 6 projects he has lined up - First up: 'Mission: Blacklist'

Cute video of sweet, giggly, funny Rob from the article :D The video was actually HERE but we never posted the YouTube. :) That's why it was new to me. My comp wouldn't load that screencap.

From USA Today:
On Nov. 18, he'll reprise his role as vampire/new father Edward Cullen opposite Kristen Stewart in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn— Part 2, the final installment in Stephenie Meyer's behemoth series.

But before that, he'll appear in a surreal role as a Wall Street banker in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis (due in August), which earned a standing ovation for its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

"I used to think it was a good thing to have a safety net,"
says Pattinson, 26, of his starmaking Twilight role. "To know you're always safe is not real. It's got to matter."

So after Breaking Dawn, Pattinson will launch into a busy slate of projects that are starting to take shape.

"I have five things going — actually six,"
he says. "I'm pretty sure I know which one is going to be first."

That would be Mission: Blacklist (2013), based on the true story of the interrogator credited with locating Saddam Hussein after the fall of his regime. After that, Pattinson will head to Australia with Guy Pearce to shoot The Rover, a thriller set in the post-apocalyptic future. It will be directed by David Michod (who wrote and directed 2010's critically acclaimed Aussie film Animal Kingdom).

Like his role in Cosmopolis, this movie doesn't quite fit into a box.

"It's really complicated to explain,"
Pattinson says, laughing. "I seem to like choosing movies lately that are difficult to promote."
Mission: Blacklist, The Rover...then what have we got Map to the Stars, The Band, maybe Hate Mail and then the thriller with the beautifully written script that he said didn't have a director.

Via: RobstenDreams | Video

Robert Pattinson passed acting challenges "with flying colors" in Cosmopolis + Cronenberg talks Map to the Stars

Robert Pattinson passed acting challenges "with flying colors" in Cosmopolis + Cronenberg talks Map to the Stars

UPDATE: The rest of David's interview from The Playlist. Just the Rob excerpts after the cut

I'd love to see this happen again and it looks like we just might :)


The Playlist got a chance to sit down with David Cronenberg and talk to him about Map To The Stars and Rob. Nice compliments to Rob in the beginning too.:
Having just made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, David Cronenberg's striking and claustrophobic "Cosmopolis" is riding a wave of buzz. While reviews of the provocative picture have been mixed, champions of the film -- including our own A-grade review from the Croisette -- describe the effort as one of his best in recent years. And part of the buzz is likely largely in part thanks to Cronenberg's unlikely star Robert Pattinson. Known globally as Edward Cullen from the "Twilight" series, with that franchise coming to a close this year, Pattinson is looking ahead and eager to take on new acting challenges. And by most accounts, he passed with flying colors in the edgy "Cosmopolis," a performance should open the eyes of many to the variety of talents he may not get to exercise in the vampire series.

And evidently the Cronenberg/Pattinson collaboration has been a mutually beneficial experience as the director and 26-year-old actor are hoping to reteam on Cronenberg's next effort. Titled "Map To The Stars," Cronenberg confirmed to Playlist contributor Aaron Hillis in Cannes that he and Pattinson were hoping to make this their next picture. And the director also revealed that one of his regulars hopes to be on board as well.
"I asked Rob if he would be interested in playing a particular role in it and he said yes, he would. Likewise, Viggo [Mortensen] is interested in a role," Cronenberg said. "It would be very interesting. This is a project called 'Map To The Stars' written by Bruce Wagner who is a wonderful L.A. screenwriter."
MORE info about Map To The Stars after the cut!
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