Robert Pattinson’s career makeover is going… reasonably. Even before the “Twillight” series wrapped up, he was making an admirable move to work with people like David Cronenberg. Since it finished, he’s doubled-down on that, with “The Rover” and “Maps To The Stars” following in quick succession last year, and both proving pretty good, if a little divisive (he’s very good in the former, a bit forgettable in the latter).
This year, Pattinson appeared in Werner Herzog’s “Queen Of The Desert,” and also has “Life” coming up for Anton Corbijn, with each movie premiering at Berlin. Verdicts on both were a bit muted, but we’re definitely more intrigued by the second, which follows the relationship between Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock (Pattinson) and the legendary, ill-fated movie star James Dean (Dane DeHaan).
The film doesn’t have a firm U.S. date yet, but we’ve been told to expect it in the late fall or early winter, and to mark the occasion, a veritable portfolio of new images from the film has arrived, along with a teaser poster. It’s a reminder that before he directed movies like “A Most Wanted Man” and “Control,” Corbijn was himself an ace photographer, and he certainly knows how to compose an image. Take a look at the photos below and on the next page, which feature Pattinson, DeHaan, and co-stars Ben Kingsley and Joel Edgerton.