According to Chris Ayres, contributing Editor at The Sunday Times of London and GQ, Rob wrote a screenplay for Martin Amis’ ‘Money’.
He talked about the screenplay during Water for Elephants promo in an interview with The Radio Times.
In the meantime, Pattinson has been writing his own screenplay – an adaptation of the politically incorrect Martin Amis novel Money about a chronically overweight, lecherous, hamburger-addicted director of 1980s fast-food advertisements who tries to break into Hollywood. The only problem: BBC Two debuted its own poorly received version of the cult book last year.
“I’ve wanted to make it into a movie for so long,” sighs the actor. “I finally got the perfect little structure for it, then it suddenly came out, and I was like, ‘Why?! Why now?!’ I’ve been shopping it around, not that anything’s come of it yet.
“The thing is, you can’t do it as just the story, that’s what [the BBC version] seemed like. The whole point is the writing, and you’ve got to find a way to translate that into film. It would be such an amazing movie, though. The dialogue is all there.”
As for Amis’s scathing portrayal of Hollywood excess – the British novelist worked briefly as a screenwriter in 1980, providing the script to the awful sci-fi drama Saturn 3 starring Kirk Douglas and the late Farrah Fawcett – Pattinson says, “That was definitely a thing in the 1980s, you can completely believe it. In fact, when you meet producers who were big in that decade, they still behave like that. But nowadays they’ve become quite sophisticated in their bulls**t.”
Pattinson is under no illusions about the brutal economics (not to mention politics) of Hollywood, in particular the fact he must do big studio films to win the freedom for smaller, artier roles. “As with theatre in London, there’s an accepted protocol, and if you start screwing with it – if you don’t kiss certain arses and stuff – it comes back to bite you, and it’s quite difficult to keep working,” he muses.
During ‘Breaking Dawn’ promo Rob mentioned a few times that he was working on two scripts and it’s not a secret that he’s a big fan of the book. Here’s part of his interview with USA Today from 2008
Q: If you got to play the main character of another book, what would it be?
A: Money by Martin Amis. I could do it in about 20 years.
The first person I got to meet was Kristen. We walked onto the set and caught her during a break with the director and Sam. She was in costume and her makeup was flawless. We made introductions, shook hands and were ushered off to see Chris on a different set so that we could come back later for pictures.
Going back to the set where Kristen and Sam were filming was a bit nerve wracking. It was as we entered the stage area that I finally got to introduce myself to HBG.
Here’s how that went:
Me: Hi, I’m Lynsey. I’m one of the girls from your Facebook page. [Shakes his hand]
HBG: Hi. [Something registers in his eyes...he knows!]
Me: Did you go to the University of Kentucky? [Pointing at his UK hat]
HBG: No, I just like the hat. [Eyeing me curiously] Don’t go investigating me!
Me: Oh, no! I was just wondering. [Eyes wide as saucers. Probably blushing.]
A few moments later still…
HBG: [To me] So how did this all come about?
Me: The Facebook page?
HBG: No, the contest. [Grinning at me like I’m crazy]
Me: Oh! [There goes that blushing thing again]
Then he went on to talk to us about how long we’d be in London and what we planned to do while there. He was very nice, but also on the job, so we let him be after our short conversation. Although I did get one last short convo in with him as we left for the day (you’ll have to keep reading to get to that part).
We stood off to the side and watched Kristen and Sam doing a pretty important scene. It was so interesting watching them perform a scene live and then re-watching it on the monitors. There were moments between takes when Kristen would get down from the stage and watch herself on the monitors. You could tell she took her role very seriously.
Then after one particular take, Kristen walked by and the publicist took that opportunity to call her over to get a photo. Kristen agreed and said she just needed to get her sweatshirt. When she came back, she and I got together for a photo and both awkwardly put our arms around each other for the picture and then kind of realized we were striking poses and laughed it off and smiled for the camera.
Once she took a photo with my friend, I wasn’t sure if she was going to leave since it was literally between takes when we grabbed her, so I said to her, “I don’t know how much time you have, but I just wanted to tell you that I was at the ‘Breaking Dawn’ premiere and my friends and I missed you because you had to be rushed inside the theater.” And due to my excitement/nervousness, the only real thing I remember her saying word-for-word during our entire conversation (my friend has had to fill me in on a lot of it) is her response to this statement in which she said (twice), “Oh, sh–! I’m so sorry!” Of course it wasn’t her fault and I told her that, but I just wanted her to know how happy I was to have been able to meet her there on the “SWATH” set. Lucky for us, Kristen stayed a while longer to hang out and chat with us. She’s definitely excited about “SWATH” (Her words: “It’s going to be f—ing awesome.”). After about five minutes she had to get back on set, and so with a wave, she walked away.
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From the ‘Snow White and The Huntsman’ Media Set Visit:
Sam Claflin: “There is a guy called Marcus Foster. Basically a guy played at my birthday, this sort of big musician who I love, and I went to go and see him at another gig, and supporting him was Marcus Foster. So, I went backstage and to meet Marcus, and he was telling me about this music video that he’s about to do that Kristen [Stewart] has just starred in. Then when I saw Kristen next, I said, ‘I can’t believe you did that. You know him and he knows you, and he knows Rob [Pattinson].’ So, again, it’s all this small world. So namely him, but I think — I have a feeling our sort of music tastes are very much in tune.”
ICYMI: Here is the video, “I Was Broken”
The puff sleeve is sort of reflected in Kristen’s costume, but that’s about it. The rest of it — she’s a totally different kind of character. She’s much less kind of princess-y and more kind of a badass girl. I just showed her the stuff and she was really into it. She loved the armor and all the other bits that she has, it was — she’s really not obsessed with clothes at this point in her career. She’s young and free from that obsession, and in her work previous she hasn’t worn those presentational costumes, so it’s kind of new for her. She’s got a great presence as an actor and you put a costume on somebody that really knows how to wear it and it becomes really strong and kind of scary.
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