And so it begins! Rob has gone from Morocco to Toronto … wonder if he’s jetlagged? Life begins filming soon, so it makes sense that Rob’s in town to start rehearsals. Here’s a super adorable pic of him getting fitted for his role as Dennis Stock.
Antonio Valente will be dressing movie stars Sir Ben Kingsley and Robert Pattinson in custom made shirts to be worn in Anton Corbijn’s upcoming James Dean biopic, Life.
Take a look at heartthrob Robert Pattinson at his fitting.
Source: Antonio Valente
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that an Australian financier, Screen Australia, will be funding the James Dean biopic, Life.
SYDNEY – Robert Pattinson-starrer Life was one of four features, four adult TV dramas and one children’s TV series to receive a total of AUS$11 million ($9.9 million) in funding from Screen Australia, the agency announced Friday.
The investments by the agency, the first under newly installed CEO Graeme Mason, will trigger around $63.3 million worth of production.
Life, the latest feature from director Anton Corbijn and See Saw Films, tells the story of a freelance photographer, Dennis Stock, on assignment for Life Magazine, and his unlikely friendship with the actor James Dean. Co-starring Dane DeHaan, Life is a German/Canadian/Australian co-production from Australian writer Luke Davies. Producers are Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Christina Piovesan, Benito Mueller and Wolfgang Mueller. Transmission Films is the Australian-New Zealand distributor while Film Nation is handling international sales.
Rob’s latest project, Life, has moved its start date to January 2014. Rob stars in this film alongside Dane DeHaan (best known for his role in Kill Your Darlings).
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Rob’s next project, or should I say upcoming project, is Life. This film is based off of the real-life story between LIFE photographer, Dennis Stock, and movie icon, James Dean. See Saw Films has our first look at the synopsis of this film, only briefly touched in our announcement article here.
Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga, Cosmopolis) and Dane DeHaan (Kill Your Darlings, Lawless, The Place Beyond The Pines) will star as renowned Magnum photographer Dennis Stock and Hollywood legend James Dean in Anton Corbijn’s (Control) next feature film Life. Stock was 26, old before his time and already tied down to family life. Into his buttoned-down world came fledgling star James Dean, a free spirit who would change popular culture from suits to jeans and from matinee idols to teenage heartthrobs. The assignment, which took the pair on a road trip around the US, would change Stock’s life and provide the world with some of the most iconic images of the age.
Source: See Saw Films
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DeHaan is Rob’s co-star in Life.
From Screen Daily:
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 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 .”
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 dramaShame, 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.