Robert Pattinson To Reunite With David Cronenberg For A New Film

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by Simon Dang
May 24, 2012 9:11 AM
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Watch out Viggo Mortensen, your mate David Cronenberg may have found a new muse. The Canadian helmer is now set to reunite with his "Cosmospolis" lead Robert Pattinson for an upcoming film that's set to shoot in France.

"I'm filming another movie with Cronenberg but I don't know when he wants to start filming," Pattinson told French publication Les InRockuptibles [via RPLife]. "It will be his first shoot 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."

While Pattinson doesn't specify what the project is, the actor has recently been rumored to be a part of Cronenberg's "Map To The Stars," a dark thriller that the director has been brewing since 2006. "You could say it's a Hollywood film because the characters are agents, actors and managers, but it is not a satire like 'The Player,' " Cronenberg previously explained about the Bruce Wagner-penned movie. "Hollywood is a world that is seductive and repellent at the same time, and it is the combination of the two that makes it so potent. I won't fall back on some clichés or simplistic sloganeering, because the culture and what it reveals about Western culture and the rest of the world is very complex." 

Update: More quotes from Pattinson talking to another French publication all, but confirm this project will be "Map To The Stars." "I do not know exactly when we're shooting. But this is the first time David will film on American soil. In Los Angeles specifically. It will talk about the film industry and I promise it will be very weird," Pattinson told Metro France. The actor also confirms likely next for him, or at least soon, is French director Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire's project "Mission: Black List."

That project certainly sounds promising but whether this latest Cronenberg-Pattinson collaboration is "Map To The Stars" or something else remains to be seen. Cronenberg has also been developing Jonathan Lethem's "As She Climbed Across The Table," which has Steve Zaillian's FilmRites and Media Rights Capital behind it, and the astrophysical romance would certainly bring in the "strange" that Pattinson hints at. So we'll wait and see which of those it is (or if it's something else entirely). As for "Cosmopolis," it premieres at Cannes on Friday. [via BleedingCool]

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18 Comments

  • look | May 24, 2012 9:13 PMReply

    The Tracking Board reported this in April: tracking-board.com/tb-exclusive-robert-pattinson-to-re-team-with-david-cronenberg-in-maps-to-the-stars/

  • Dan | May 24, 2012 12:50 PMReply

    To Edward & Kevin:

    OK. I'd just prefer to know when I'm reading Indiewire that I'm getting actual facts, not fannery. Thanks for responding though. This is a site I visit often.

  • Edward Davis | May 24, 2012 1:08 PM

    It's not "fannery." It's fans that found a genuine interview with Robert Pattinson with a French magazine. That's completely legitimate. Their transcription may have been off, but they still deserve a hattip for the find, no?

  • Dan | May 24, 2012 12:30 PMReply

    Indiewire, could you check the entire translation please? And then explain why you're linking to a fan site when the interview is public?

  • Dan | May 24, 2012 2:06 PM

    Sure. Just feels odd for this site. Lets leave it at that Edward.

  • Edward Davis | May 24, 2012 12:41 PM

    Because the fansite is the one that scanned the public quotes and without them most of "the public" wouldn't have read it. Plus it's good form.

  • Kevin | May 24, 2012 12:40 PM

    The interview is not online, just in print. We don't have French translators on staff.

  • Daniel J | May 24, 2012 12:29 PMReply

    Robert may also team up with Francis Lawrence once again!

    http://www.notsodaily.com/2012/05/robert-pattinson-for-finnick-odair.html

  • Pete | May 24, 2012 12:55 PM

    Just don't.

    *shaking head*

  • Kevin | May 24, 2012 12:25 PMReply

    Thanks guys, we got someone with a better knowledge of French to take a read and we updated the quote.

  • zatopek | May 24, 2012 12:08 PMReply

    This here says that it is Maps to the Stars and Viggo is attached too.

    http://www.robertpattinsonau.com/2012/04/19/rob-to-work-with-david-cronenberg-again/

  • Carmen | May 25, 2012 2:09 AM

    Hope Jeremy Irons joins now and we'll have a fetish fast!

  • John | May 24, 2012 12:02 PMReply

    "The next two or three years are crucial for me. It's now that everything happens." Seems like pattinson is going to go all out and try to establish himself as more than just 'the twilight guy' which is cool in my opinion.

    Who has the better career after twilight Kristen Stewart or Robert Pattinson?

  • Charlotte | May 24, 2012 8:59 PM

    I don't know about them, but I think that out of all the actors involved in Twilight, Anna Kendrick has the most promise. She's so good.

  • Megan | May 24, 2012 8:17 PM

    Robert Pattinson without a doubt, he's working with some of the biggest directors and already has two, three, or four movies set up. Whenever I see Robert's face I think "Robert" not "Edward" Whenever I see Kristen I think "Bella".

  • Arch | May 24, 2012 10:29 AMReply

    If needed be: Agreed with both previous commentaries here ... but I don't see where the mistake comes from since the RPlife translation was correct.

  • Geoffrey | May 24, 2012 9:22 AMReply

    You should revise your french, Pattinson said "Je vais tourner un autre film de Cronenberg mais je ne sais pas quand il compte débuter. Ce sera son premier aux Etats-Unis et il promet d’être très étrange… " (dixit Les Inrocks) : which means he's gonna shoot this movie in USA, not in France.. Dommage

  • Excited | May 24, 2012 9:21 AMReply

    The translation is slightly incorrect. It should say USA instead of France.

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