First Trailer for Anton Corbijn's 'Life' About Photographing James Dean
"He's unreliable, he's evasive." The first full trailer has arrived for Anton Corbijn's new film Life, a drama starring Robert Pattinson as photographer Dennis Stock, and Dane DeHaan as his subject, soon-to-be-an-icon actor James Dean. The story follows Stock who strikes up an awkward friendship with Dean, and follows him all over the country as he meets young fans, and slowly learns what it's like to be famous. Unfortunately, this film has no life to it at all. I saw it in Berlin when it premiered and despised it, writing a scathing review saying just as much and more. As much as this trailer might grab you, don't be fooled by it.
Corbijn's follow-up to A Most Wanted Man, Life captures the nuances and complexities of the relationship between photographer and subject in a way rarely seen or understood by someone outside the business. In a nod to Corbijn’s own past experience, the film is told from the perspective of the Life photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) who meets and profiles Dean (DeHaan) for the magazine, turning out some of Dean’s most iconic photographs. Life is directed by photographer-turned-filmmaker Anton Corbijn, of the films Control, The American and A Most Wanted Man previously. The script is written by Luke Davies. The film first premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. Corbijn's Life arrives in theaters this fall, but no date is set.