UPDATED: RUMOR: next Pattinson Project is … “Maps to the stars”, with Mortensen and Cronemberg?/ Aggiornato: il grande rumor: il prossimo progetto di Robert Pattinson è Map to the Stars con Mortensen e.. di nuovo con Cronemberg?
E sembrerebbe proprio che il sodalizio tra Pattinson e Cronemberg potrebbe continuare perchè secondo Tracking Board, il prossimo progetto dei due insieme sia Maps to the stars in cui Pattinson lavorerebbe con l’altro attore feticcio di Cronemberg, ovvero Viggo Mortensen. La storia raccontata nel film è quella di due fratelli entrambi attori, rovinati dalla depravazione che regna in Hollywood. Il ruolo di Pattinson è quello di Jerome, che è un autista durante il giorno ma che durante la notte si impegna allo spasimo per diventare un attore. La sceneggiatura è di Bruce Wagner che inizialmente avrebbe dovuto anche dirigere il film , poi passato nelle mani di Cronemberg.
Pattinson sarebbe anche impegnato sul set di Unbound Captives, più volte annunciato
Aggiornamento: secondo Altfg la mancanza di una fonte certa nell’articolo di Teacking Board rende la notizia poco più di un rumor e poco credibile al momento. Vedremo nei prossimi giorni quale delle due testate ha ragione
The ubiquitous “Twilight” star Robert Pattinson is doing everything he can to not be described as “‘Twilight’ star Pattinson”, and if it takes attaching himself to every upcoming David Cronenberg project to do so, by God he will follow through.
Pattinson has just become attached as a supporting actor in director Cronenberg’s upcoming darkly comedic drama, MAPS TO THE STARS. The pic, to which Viggo Mortensen is already attached, details the story of two child actors ruined by Hollywood’s depravity. Pattinson is said to play Jerome, a chauffeur by day and struggling actor by night. Scribe Bruce Wagner, who was originally set to direct until Cronenberg took the reigns in 2006, penned the script.
This news comes just before the May release of the anticipated Cronenberg project starring Pattinson, “Cosmopolis”, based on the Don DeLillo novel of the same name. Pattinson plays Eric Packer, a young billionaire who attempts to visit his father’s barber across Manhattan but is thwarted by a series of unlikely events.
“Maps to the Stars” will also be Mortensen’s fourth project with Cronenberg, having first worked together when he took the lead in “A History of Violence”.
Pattinson is currently in active development on “Unbound Captives”, a period drama that will also star Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz.
update: according to Altfg:
I couldn’t find any other information — let alone any confirmation — that Maps to the Stars is indeed in the works. Well, apart from news from 2006, when the project was initially announced.
As per The Tracking Board, Maps to the Stars tells the story of a couple of child actors ruined by Hollywood stardom. Back in 2006, Time Out described the Bruce Wagner-written film as a “dark Hollywood thriller,” quoting Cronenberg as saying, “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.”
If Mortensen is indeed going to work with Cronenberg, that would be their fourth collaboration following A History of Violence (2005), with Maria Bello and Ed Harris; Eastern Promises (2007), with Naomi Watts; and A Dangerous Method (2011), with Michael Fassbender and Keira Knightley.
Now, back to Pattinson and Maps to the Stars: Making things sound iffier, The Tracking Board also claims that Pattinson is “currently in active development on Unbound Captives, a period drama that will also star Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz.” Active development? Unbound Captives was rumored as a possibility for the aforementioned actors several years ago. Although actress-turned-director Madeleine Stowe has expressed interest in reviving the project, Pattinson recently said that he might be too old for the role at this stage.
Now, this is no rumor: There’s a very good chance that Cosmopolis will be one of the films announced tomorrow, as part of the 2012 Cannes Film Festival line-up. Something else that isn’t a rumor: Cronenberg has been mentioned as a possibility (however unlikely) to direct Catching Fire, the sequel to Gary Ross’ blockbuster The Hunger Games. So far, no rumor on whether or not Robert Pattinson will replace Josh Hutcherson or Liam Hemsworth, or perhaps even Jennifer Lawrence. But we could certainly start one now…
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