First Look: Robert Pattinson as Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes
As much as I hate mentioning Twilight, I can't go about covering this unless I do just that. Twilight star Robert Pattinson (who plays the "adorable" Edward) already has another performance entirely shot and in the can. The film, titled Little Ashes, is about the young life and loves of well-known artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca in Madrid during the 1920's. So that makes two different Dalí projects, given this isn't the other biopic starring Al Pacino and Cillian Murphy. Normally I'd pass up writing about this until I knew more, but I'm a fan of Dalí's art and am curious to know more about his life. With that said, MTV has debuted the first few photos from the film.
MTV explains that in the film, Pattinson (also seen in the photo above to the right) plays an 18-year-old Dalí who moves to Madrid where he begins experimenting with the cubist style that launched his young career. Dalí developed his eccentric fashion and the signature mustache during the early years that Little Ashes will portray. Seen in the photos along with him are Matthew McNulty as Luis Buñuel and Javier Beltran as Federico García Lorca. I can't say I know much more about it, but I'll be keeping my eye on it.
Little Ashes is directed by British filmmaker Paul Morrison, of Solomon & Gaenor and Wondrous Oblivion previously, with a script penned by first-time writer Philippa Goslett. The film first premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in the UK a few weeks back and is being distributed in the US by Regent Releasing. No official release date has been set for Little Ashes, but we can expect it to see it play in very limited theaters during the first-half of 2009.