Robert Pattinson to star in new Christopher Nolan movie
Following the addition of BlacKkKlansman‘s John David Washington, Collider reports that Robert Pattinson (Good Time) is in talks to star as one of the leads in Academy Award-nominated director Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film for Warner Bros. Pictures. According to the outlet, a female lead and an older male co-star are currently being cast for the film; however, further details about the plot and characters are still being kept under wraps.
Pattinson is most well known for playing Edward Cullen in The Twilight Saga film series adaptation. He has also appeared in many dramatic roles including the 2010 romantic drama Remember Me, Water for Elephants opposite Reese Witherspoon, the biopic Life, and the critically-acclaimed crime drama Good Time. He will next be seen in the sci-fi feature High Life starring alongside Juliette Binoche and Mia Goth; and in Antonio Campos’ The Devil All the Time.
So why is Nolan’s mysterious new project an event film? That’s because Warner Bros. has treated every post-The Dark Knight Nolan movie as an event film. It’s a strategy that’s largely worked out. Inception made $828 million internationally. Both Interstellar and Dunkirk followed with over half-a-billion each, worldwide. With that kind of record, the “event film” claim isn’t that dubious.
Nolan first made an impact with his indie film, Memento, in 2001. His next film, Insomnia, was also a modest hit. But it wasn’t until Batman Begins hit theaters in 2005 that Nolan became a box office force in his own right. The Prestige was Nolan’s last movie to gross under $200 million worldwide.
Nolan will produce his next feature along with his partner Emma Thomas will production scheduled to start later this year. The movie is set to hit theaters on July 17, 2020.