Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

Olivier Assayas Says Robert Pattinson Will Feature In His Next Film

News
by Kevin Jagernauth
May 13, 2014 4:00 PM
29 Comments
  • |

For his post-"Twilight" career, Robert Pattinson has been quickly racing to establish himself as an actor instead of a heartthrob, using his cachet join a variety of projects with auteurs at the helm. He's got two David Cronenberg movies under his belt, another with David Michod, and more coming from Werner Herzog and Anton Corbijn. And that's not to mention a possible project with Harmony Korine, and if all goes according to plan, he'll kick off 2015 working with James Gray on "The Lost City Of Z." And that's not all.

With his "Clouds Of Sils Maria" getting set to unspool at the Cannes Film Festival, director Olivier Assayas has revealed he's caught the RPatz fever. "I see that in the United States, especially since the success of 'l'Heure d'été' and 'Carlos,' I gained a relative notoriety, which sharpens the curiosity of some actors. My next film, for example, will include Robert Pattinson," he told Les InRocks (translation via Robsessed). 

So what will the film be? No idea. And that's about all the news there is on it. But it should be noted that last year, the director did line up a U.S. project, titled "Hubris," that would be in English and feature an American cast. It's based on a 2007 Playboy article called "Boosting The Big Tuna" by Hillel Levin and follows a group of small-time thieves who rob a man who turns out to be Chicago mafia boss Tony Accardo. Could this be that gig? 

Guess we'll have to be patient and wait to find out. But it looks like Pattinson continues to attract some very interesting collaborators.

News
  • |

More: Olivier Assayas, Robert Pattinson

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

29 Comments

  • ayeshapattinson | May 14, 2014 6:14 AMReply

    Rob is really handsome boy in the world and very successfully . We have love to see rob in the next movies

  • janice | May 14, 2014 5:10 AMReply

    î ôñLÿ WåNT ROb§têN!!! plzz!!!!

  • chetna | May 14, 2014 5:06 AMReply

    all the best!!! baby.LoVê ýõû!!!

  • riya | May 14, 2014 5:03 AMReply

    i love u robert!!!

  • chalimanoya | May 14, 2014 4:32 AMReply

    kristen n'avait peu-etre pas le pouvoir de le faire embeaucher mais elle a fortement insister et sa a marcher.alors merçi kristen!

  • chalimanoya | May 14, 2014 4:31 AMReply

    kristen n'avait peu-etre pas le pouvoir de le faire embeaucher mais elle a fortement insister et sa a marcher.alors merçi kristen!

  • chalimanoya | May 14, 2014 4:31 AMReply

    kristen n'avait peu-etre pas le pouvoir de le faire embeaucher mais elle a fortement insister et sa a marcher.alors merçi kristen!

  • chalimanoya | May 14, 2014 4:31 AMReply

    kristen n'avait peu-etre pas le pouvoir de le faire embeaucher mais elle a fortement insister et sa a marcher.alors merçi kristen!

  • chalimanoya | May 14, 2014 4:31 AMReply

    kristen n'avait peu-etre pas le pouvoir de le faire embeaucher mais elle a fortement insister et sa a marcher.alors merçi kristen!

  • chalimanoya | May 14, 2014 4:31 AMReply

    kristen n'avait peu-etre pas le pouvoir de le faire embeaucher mais elle a fortement insister et sa a marcher.alors merçi kristen!

  • chalimanoya | May 14, 2014 4:31 AMReply

    kristen n'avait peu-etre pas le pouvoir de le faire embeaucher mais elle a fortement insister et sa a marcher.alors merçi kristen!

  • chalimanoya | May 14, 2014 4:31 AMReply

    kristen n'avait peu-etre pas le pouvoir de le faire embeaucher mais elle a fortement insister et sa a marcher.alors merçi kristen!

  • Drenna | May 14, 2014 3:53 AMReply

    Duh, Clouds of Sils Maria is Kristen Stewarts movie. The writer needs to get his/her facts straight!

  • Sam | May 13, 2014 10:12 PMReply

    From what this article says, it seems that RPatz caught the Assayas fever and not the other way around.

  • Tom | May 13, 2014 10:45 PM

    Pattinson has always been a fan of Assayas, he's a fan of many French directors. And he met with Assayas in the fall of 2012, this didn't come about yesterday.

    His good friend, Johnny Flynn has been in a couple of Assayas films already, and another old friend, Brady Corbet is in CoSM. The prestige indie world is a small one.

  • Kelly | May 13, 2014 9:27 PMReply

    Robert owes A LOT to Kristen Stewart in helping further his career. She is the one who insisted he be hired for Twilight. Remember at one point he was living at his agent's sleeping on a couch. Robert should be thanking Kristen and everyone needs to stop the hating. Robert and Kristen FOREVER!

  • Cas | May 15, 2014 6:27 PM

    Yes he does owe her a lot. She not only helped give him his big start but was his most ardent supporter over the years. This girl was so used by him and that director perv. RPatz used her in many ways , friends with benefits etc. while all along he was tramping behind her back. He would be nothing if not for her and lets not forget the support of her parents . They treated him like a son, only to watch him break the heart of their daughter. I always felt what happened was pay back to him....she couldn't take anymore abuse. She finally woke up and realized she was being used and abused by a guy who never loved her. He took what he could get for free. He will get his someday and I just can't wait to see it happen. Fame and money was his only love not her.

  • izzy | May 15, 2014 10:36 AM

    @CRAZYYOU - Kristen has been acting since she was 8 and was getting praised for her acting roles so she owes nothing to Rob. Some rob fans forget that rob himself said he auditioned for Twilight because he wanted to work with Kristen. If it wasn't for twilight rob's acting career would be non-existent today while Kristen would still have been working.

  • CrazyYou | May 14, 2014 10:11 AM

    The nerve. THAT cheater woman OWES ROBERT a great deal! Without Robert she won't even expand her NO career potentials. She admits that nobody watches her INDIE movies BEFORE not until when Robert name was linked to her's. IN TIME SHE will go back where she belongs! HER NAME WILL VANISHED!!!! ROBERT is destined no matter what form , shape or people that leads to his stardom.

  • lol | May 14, 2014 5:30 AM

    It never fails to amaze me the dept of twihards delusion. A 17 yo girl decided who'd play the leading role in a franchise financed by a studio in deep financial crisis that hoped said franchise would restore their fortune? Please.

  • Silver | May 13, 2014 10:48 PM

    No, the producers at Summit hired Rob because he did the best audition. A 17 year old actress had no power to hire or fire. Don't try to rewrite history, there are too many people who know the real story.

    And he wasn't living on his agent's couch, he stayed there the week he was in LA to audition for Twilight. He also auditioned for 3 other roles that week. He doesn't owe anyone for his talent and his ability to do the job. Summit knew he was the one who sold the tickets for Twilight, he drove the franchise. Women weren't paying to see plain, ordinary Bella, they wanted Edward.

    And there is no Rob and Kristen. He's gone out of his way for a year now to avoid being seen with her. Stop living in the past, Twilight wasn't real.

  • nikki | May 13, 2014 5:26 PMReply

    Last year, Robert Pattinson talked about the book, The Professionals, he liked to be adapted on screen. A small group of ex-students who can't find a job kidnap men and ask an acceptable ransom in the hope to become rich after a couple of years. Everything goes well until they kidnap the wrong man, a maffiosi.
    It's a similar story so I believe Rob would be interested in making this film with Assayas.
    Btw he has never hided the fact that he would do everything possible to bring the indie films under the attention of a broader public.

  • BEF | May 13, 2014 5:03 PMReply

    Was Hubris set up with Todd Field or Michael Mann before? Either way, Assayas is another (obviously) great director that this project has ... I'm impressed by Pattinson's choices -- he could become a Pitt ... it took Pitt a little while to find his non-hearththrob feet, but he was trying with interesting directors and eventually did. Anyone that assists to bankroll films for Cronenberg, Gray, Herzog and Assayas I'm gonna give a chance ... and I loved Cosmopolis.

  • Jacob4ever | May 13, 2014 5:00 PMReply

    Still #teamjacob

  • Taylor | May 13, 2014 4:45 PMReply

    Pattinson has an excellent reputation within the industry, so it's no surprise to me that these respected directors want to work with him. Pattinson's also a tireless promoter of his films, so they know they can depend on him to go the extra mile and represent their work in the best light.

  • David | May 14, 2014 4:41 AM

    I agree Pattinson is a tireless promoter. He literally sold the Twilight films on his charm and good humor. The Rover can't come soon enough.

  • Frank | May 14, 2014 1:36 AM

    Excellent reputation? Not from what I've heard. But to each their own. Any actor is expected to promote his films. This is not something that separates him from the rest. It's what makes him a working actor.

  • vangie | May 13, 2014 5:54 PM

    That's great, just maybe SM might just write another book and you can be the great team jacob that you are- Yeah for team jacob!

  • Guest | May 13, 2014 4:42 PMReply

    Hubris definitely sounds interesting.

Email Updates