Contrary to Internet chatter, Robert Pattinson will not star as handsome Finnick Odair in the Hunger Games sequel Catching Fire. “I woke up this morning and saw all these things about me being cast in The Hunger Games,” Pattinson told USA Today at Cannes on Saturday. “I was kind of curious for a second. So I called my agent.” And? “My agent was like, ‘No,’” Pattinson said. “(My agent) was like no one’s going to offer you that part. I was like, thanks for the reassurance.”
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Cannes: Robert Pattinson plays a lethal finance bad boy in David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis.' Plus, a Palme d'Or conspiracy theory
David Cronenberg is often the kind of director who makes art when he thinks he’s going mainstream (A Dangerous Method, The Fly) and winds up with a crock when he thinks he’s making art (the inexplicable 1996 Cannes Special Jury Prize winner Crash). Cosmopolis, which premiered this morning, may star the Most Coveted Sexy Franchise Heartthrob in the Universe, Robert Pattinson, but it is nevertheless in the icy, stultifying tradition of such hermetically sealed Cronenberg duds as M. Butterfly and Videodrome. For most of this one, we’re sealed in a white stretch limousine, the interiors of which Cronenberg shoots from symmetrical low angles, so that it feels as if we’re caught inside a black-leather rectangular room. Pattinson plays Eric Packer, a 28-year-old billionaire assets manager who orders his chauffeur to take him across Manhattan for a haircut. He stops and gets out for occasional meals in upscale coffee shops, but mostly, seated in his luxe chamber of a car, he hectors an underling (Jay Baruchel), has sex with one of his mistresses (Juliette Binoche), and holds court on the brave new world of cyber-capitalism, with its liquidly opaque digital ethereality and indomitable new breed of global-transactional high flier. READ FULL STORY
After a miniature online scavenger hunt, fans have unlocked three new character posters from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2. If you weren’t one of the few who helped to unscramble the names of the 22 new coven members, you can still click through for a peek at Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner doing what they do best: lookin’ pretty. The posters also debut a new one-word tagline for the final film: “Forever.”
Up first: Pattinson as Edward, equipped with amber contacts and a flawless bottom lip. READ FULL STORY
Cannes 2012 preview: Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, and Kristen Stewart bring Hollywood glitz to the French Riviera -- VIDEO
Since its inception in 1947, the Cannes Film Festival has been the ne plus ultra of international cinema, but rarely has the festival featured quite so many American filmmakers and Hollywood movie stars. The 2012 Cannes festival gets underway on Wednesday with the opening film, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom, and over the course of the subsequent 11 days, the festival will premiere films starring (deep breath) Brad Pitt, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Stewart, Zac Efron, Shia LaBeouf, Robert Pattinson, Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy, Amy Adams, Viggo Mortensen, and Matthew McConaughey (in two movies!), with filmmakers like Anderson, Lee Daniels, and John Hillcoat screening their films in competition for the first time. Meanwhile, DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted and the HBO TV movie Hemingway & Gellhorn are both premiering out of competition.
EW’s Owen Gleiberman will be detailing all his thoughts on the great and not so great at Cannes, but here’s a quick primer on what’s likely to light up the famed Croisette, in chronological order of their big premieres inside the cavernous Grand Théâtre Lumière. READ FULL STORY
Kristen Stewart, who has been mostly silent in the first several Huntsman trailers, finally finds her voice in seven new Snow White and the Huntsman clips released by Universal. And boy is it booming. The Twilight star shows off her pipes in a screaming match with a troll, a steely-eyed showdown with Charlize Theron’s Evil Queen, and more. Still, looking at the tender moment she shares with that troll, it’s hard not to recall Robert Pattinson’s awkward gaze on the other side.
The septet of sneak peeks is chockablock with action, conflict, and special effects — including the very special effect Snow has on her dwarf mantourage and the Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth). Also, one clip offers up an introduction to the Prince (Sam Claflin), who is less Charming than you might imagine. Watch below. READ FULL STORY
EW has confirmed that Robert Pattinson will star in Mission: Blacklist, a psychological thriller about the search and capture of Saddam Hussein. As first reported by Variety, Jean-Stephane Sauvaire (Johnny Mad Dog) is attached to direct and Erik Jendersen will adapt the script from Mission: Black List #1: The Inside Story of the Search for Saddam Hussein — As Told by the Soldier Who Masterminded His Capture by Eric Maddox and Davin Seay.
Pattinson’s film with director David Cronenberg, Cosmopolis — adapted from the Don DeLillo novel — will debut later this month at the Cannes Film Festival.
What exactly is David Cronenberg’s upcoming film Cosmopolis about? From what I can glean from the new full-length trailer, it’s a convoluted tale of murder, money, guns, sewer rats, riots, sex, and power in New York City, with Robert Pattinson as an ambitious Patrick Bateman-like assets manager at the center of it all. Pattinson plays Eric Packer, the 28-year-old millionaire protagonist who treks across Manhattan to… get a haircut. READ FULL STORY
In the new trailer for Magnolia Pictures’ Bel Ami, everything you’ve ever loved and hated about uppity Parisian bourgeois period pieces comes together in a story about a young man (Robert Pattinson) who snoozes his way to the top by sleeping with wealthy women (Uma Thurman, Christina Ricci and Kristin Scott Thomas, among others) in 19th-century France. The Pattinson vehicle, based on the 1885 novel by Guy de Maupassant, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival last month, but will finally see wide release in the US on June 8.
Watch the trailer below, and decide for yourself whether a fangless Pattinson can win you over with his antique couture: READ FULL STORY
Yes, this make’s the Twilight franchise look like child’s play. A teaser trailer has hit the web for David Cronenberg’s upcoming adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson. The English translation of the synopsis on the French production company’s website: “Eric [Pattinson], a 28 year old ‘golden boy,’ turned his life into a violent and obsessive microcosm of today’s world, above which a looming shadow leads to the worship of ‘matter’ above all things. A frenetic and visual work in a unity of space and time, 24 hours in New York.”
Our translation: Pattinson has a lot of sex and probably kills some people. Sounds like the universal definition of a good time. Watch the teaser below. READ FULL STORY
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