Here’s some good news. While Anton Corbijn has generally taken his time between films—three years passed between “Control” and “The American,” and it was four more until the forthcoming “A Most Wanted Man“—the filmmaker is already onto his next gig, currently in the midst of production in Canada on “Life” starring Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan. And yes, that’s the first look at the pair above.
The film tells the story of the relationship between renowned Magnum photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and Hollywood legend James Dean (DeHaan), chronicling a road trip the pair took which forever changed Stock’s life. And Corbijn is excited about the project, and collaborating with these actors: “When I see Rob I see an inner turmoil that is great for the role,” Corbijn told EW (print edition, not online). “And Dane is really interesting. He has a beautiful face, but it’s a face to grasp. It’s hard to see how Dane reads [onscreen] sometimes, and the same goes for James Dean.”
No release dates yet for this one, but one wonders if the quickly moving Corbijn could have it done in time for the fall festival circuit.