Arthouse favorite Claire Denis looks set to send Robert Pattinson beyond the reaches of our solar system for her first English-language film, after Screen Daily today confirmed that the actor is attached to topline the nascent sci-fi picture.
Taking place in “a future that seems like the present,” Denis’ as-yet-untitled project is still very much in the early stages of development. Not only will the move mark her English directorial debut, but the science fiction piece represents the French director’s first stab at a screenwriting gig, after penning the script alongside Zadie Smith and her husband, Nick Laird.
Parisian production company Alcatraz Film broke the news of Robert Pattinson’s casting, revealing that the studio is “very proud and very happy, as is Claire, about what will be a great collaboration. Robert is committed to the project and we are committed to him.”
Claire Denis’ untitled sci-fi picture is just one of a number of high-profile genre films to receive the greenlight in the wake of Gravity and Interstellar. Not only will this year herald the release of Ridley Scott’s The Martian, but looking further afield and we have Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence’s Passengers, a film that tells the tale of two luckless intergalactic commuters who awake from a cryogenic slumber much, much sooner than planned – a century, to be exact.
Robert Pattinson will next be seen opposite Dane DeHaan for the James Dean biopic Life in late 2015.
Source: Screen Daily