Robert Pattinson Reuniting with David Cronenberg for Another Film
Body horror expert David Cronenberg will likely take great pleasure in freaking the hell out of a bunch of Twilight fans who line up to see his new film Cosmopolis just because their beloved Robert Pattinson stars in it. (Alex is planning on seeing that movie at the Cannes Film Festival premiere in the next couple of days, so stay tuned for that.) In the meantime, RPLife (via The Playlist) interviewed Pattinson and the actor revealed he's already set for a reunion with the director. There's no just title yet and details on the plot are scarce, but fans will be pleased to hear that Cronenberg "promises it will be very strange." More below!
Here's what Pattinson had to say:
“I'm filming another movie with Cronenberg but I don't know when he wants to start filming. It's going to be his first one in the United States and he promises it's going to be very strange. The next two or three years are going to be crucial for me. It's now that everything happens.”
This dude catches a lot of flack for his work in Twilight, but so did DiCaprio back when Titanic came out. I'm not quite saying that one day we'll look at the work of Robert Pattinson with the same reverence as the filmography of Leonardo DiCaprio, but working with an acclaimed autuer like Cronenberg multiple times is definitely a solid way to step out of that glittery vampire shadow.
It's also surprising that Cronenberg has been directing proper feature length movies since the late '70s and he's never filmed in the United States. Could this mystery project be the black hole love story As She Climbed Across the Table? Pattinson sounds like a perfect fit for the Phillip character in that movie, and I've got my fingers crossed that this piece of fantasy casting comes true. Cool?