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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.





From Screendaily:

"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’.


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