Translation: Robert Pattinson to film with the French director Claire Denis for his first science fiction film, French director Claire Denis has set her sights on the Twilight star, Robert Pattinson. Star of Twilight and teen idol Robert Pattinson made some surprising choices for his career. After David Cronenberg, Werner Herzog and James Gray, he just said yes to another popular director from the United States, the French Claire Denis. For an ambitious project: the first science fiction film from the director of 'White Material'.
She is working on the screenplay with novelist Zadie Smith (White Teeth), the astrophysicist Aurélien Barrau and the artist Olafur Eliasson. The film will be shot in England and in Cologne, Germany, at the end of the year.
"Robert Pattinson is attached 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: “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.
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’.
Q: Do you think the Twilight hype – online or offline- is a blessing or curse? A: Both. I think it’s the same with Leonardo DiCaprio in “Titanic”. It also took him some time to cut himself loose from this role. Lucky for me, with 22 years I had a life before “Twilight” . And the first year after it was incredibly exciting! I got the best offers for roles, everybody wanted to get to know me. I didn’t know what happened. And I was allowed to enter clubs which I wasn’t allowed to get into before(laughs). My father told me right from the beginning that I should become an actor, because this way I would get the most beautiful girls. And he is right. That’s why I still do it today (laughs). Sometimes it felt like I just drowned. And even after shooting all these movies, it still feels like I am not good enough, like I have to establish myself over and over again.
Q: A world-star with such self-doubts is nothing ordinary…. A: I am a human being with self-doubts. And deep down I am a very shy person. I really wish I would be more self-confident. For sure, you need to have a certain amount of ego to stand in front of the camera, but it just feels better to work with a director like David Cronenberg who thinks more in an artistic way than commercial...
Q: Do you have role models? Was James Dean perhaps even one of them? A: In the past, yes. I have known all his movies. Later, I thought Marlon Brando was way cooler. It was James Dean biggest dream to become a famous actor while Marlon Brando said: ” Fuck, I don’t even know who I really am or who I want to become. ”
In the conversation, Harmony Korine ... also touched on his next feature The Trap, which we haven’t heard an update on since early this year. He confirmed the casting of Benicio Del Toro and Idris Elba (who are the two leads) as well as Robert Pattinson and Al Pacino, with production kicking off in January.
Set in the world of Miami music, it follows Del Toro’s character who gets locked up for a robbery involving Elba’s character and nearly 15 years later is back for revenge. Korine described it as “a complete sensory bombardment,” adding “the way I feel about storytelling now is that it’s more like liquid. It has to do more with energy.” He confirms there’s still a story to be told, saying it’s a “super propulsive, pretty highly violent revenge movie.”
IO DONNA ITALY: ROBERT PATTINSON IS IN A MOVIE ABOUT JAMES DEAN, BUT HE ISN'T THE STAR: "IT'S BETTER THIS WAY"
"To set myself free from the Twilight saga, I agreed to be the co-star in Life", says the actor who plays the star's photographer who died 60 years ago. "Twilight? I am proud to have been a part of it. I am no longer forced to pursue a job as I did before Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The fame sprung after that still puts me at ease, also on the economic side, to select only the projects I believe in. And Life is the proof of that."
The Childhood of a Leader director, Brady Corbet, attended a Kenzo-hosted premiere for a short film by Gregg Araki in Paris on Friday, July 3rd.
Brady Corbet is putting the finishing touches to his directorial debut, “The Childhood of a Leader,” starring Robert Pattinson, Stacy Martin and Bérénice Bejo. The feature is not about Adolf Hitler or Benito Mussolini.
“The entire film is a kind of fable set around the weaknesses of the Treaty of Versailles, which is a very particular subject. But the film takes a lot of poetic license. It starts off in a place that is very correct and accurate in terms of the history, and then at a certain point, decisively takes a dive into a virtual history,” he explained.
“It’s a very, very ambitious art project and so everything that’s great about it is also what’s been very painful to make happen,” Corbet added, noting that the movie ... should be ready by the end of the year.
"The long wait is over: Martin Koolhoven started yesterday the shooting of his new film Brimstone. It is the first time since Winter War (2008) Koolhoven back on a film set. He has gathered an impressive cast. Besides veteran Carice van Houten (their fourth collaboration) Brimstone's cast includes such stars as Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson and Guy Pierce.
About the extraordinary of script of his new film Koolhoven said: "I think this is the best scenario I've ever filmed". He describes the project as "It's like nothing you know".
The locations for Brimstone were found in Canada and Germany. Producer Els Vandevorst for N279 Productions.
Robert Pattinson about working with Nicole Kidman:
"Nicole is quite different from what we imagine about her. I did not quite know what to expect from her, but she’s hilarious and pretty wild. This is one as odd because she always looks so elegant and tidy, but in reality it is very fun and much more daring than you would believe. She’s really cool."
From The Wrap: "Production has commenced on James Gray’s LOST CITY OF Z starring Charlie Hunnam, Sienna Miller, Robert Pattinson, and Tom Holland. The film will first be filmed in Belfast for five weeks and continue filming in Colombia throughout September and October.
Jolie: Your new films have nothing to do with the Twilight- romances, with which you got famous. How difficult was it to leave the old Edward behind him? Robert Pattinson: Very difficult. But So I’ve expected it. My agent had then warned me that it would certainly take a decade until I could take the next step in my career. And I’m afraid he was right. Now seven years have passed, and I realize now that my life is slowly changing a bit. This frustrating feeling of having somehow lost control and just trying to stay afloat in the hustle and bustle, is thankfully gone. And not for nothing I look now for completely different films.
Jolie: Do you have a lack of self-confidence? Robert Pattinson: Well, someone who voluntarily stands in front of a camera needs to have a bit self-confidence. Nevertheless, I am also shy. And a little control freak. Not the best combination for an actor, because the control has indeed the director …
“For Robert Pattinson after Twilight had shown that he wanted to remove the image of easy film actor, he was chosen to star in Life , directed by Anton Corbijn.
“ I felt afterTwilight Robert tried to choose characters away from this whole saga.
“He wants to prove to the world that is a real actor can do challenging roles and that reminded me of Dennis Stock, a photographer in his early wanted to check I 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 the film had to act like a photographer behind a star, said Anton Corbijn.
Robert Pattinson will star in neo-grindhouse caper Good Time, which will be directed by Josh and Benny Safdie. 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.
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.
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