Friday, May 15, 2009

Wait, Robert Pattinson Is Doing Which Movies Again??

He will be Edward Cullen in future installments of the "Twilight" Saga. We have "How To Be" and "Little Ashes". Now Rob is being linked to further Summit projects, Hugh Jackman and more. So, what can we expect from Rob in the future? Amanda Bell addresses some of the rumored projects in an article today.

Here is the run-down of what's being put out there:

  • Dune, a sci-fi novel by Frank Herbert, has been dubbed as one possibility. According to MTV, gabber Perez Hilton caught sight of Pattinson on his way from actor Peter Berg's home. Stating that Berg is working on an upcoming film remake of Dune, MTV's Adam Rosenberg speculates that there could be some affiliation between Pattinson and the film coming off of this meeting.
  • Bel Ami, which is described by the Encyclopedia Britannica as one of Guy de Maupassant's "most important full-length novels," is said to be a "detached but destructive portrait of the worlds of journalism and finance." According to my friends over a ROBsessed, "the French newspaper Lyon Plus [says] Rob will be in Paris for 3 months at the end of the summer to shoot a new movie which is the adaptation of the novel Bel-Ami written by Maupassant."
  • Unbound Captives, which is said by the Herald Sun to now include Robert Pattinson on the cast list, also stars Hugh Jackman, who has been on Pattinson fans' radar for a while for his ephemeral compliments of Pattinson's singing, his hair, and the like. Jackman, who hosted the Academy Award's ceremony that Pattinson made his first appearance at this year, is quite a character, and many fans are excited to see Pattinson work alongside the X-Men Origins: Wolverine star. Also starring in the film will be The Lovely Bones star Rachel Weisz, and the director will be Madeleine Stowe.

In our discussions here (see here), we have also talked about whether Robert Pattinson would be a good match for up-coming Summit Entertainment project The Secret Life of Houdini, and many fans agree that, based on his resume of excellence in character-acting (How To Be, Little Ashes, The Bad Mother's Handbook), Pattinson would make an excellent Houdini. The description of the story, according to Summit Entertainment, is as follows:

The comprehensive tome, published in 2006 by Atria Books, became known for insinuating that Harry Houdini acted as a spy for Britain and was asked to be an adviser to Czar Nicholas II's court in prerevolutionary Russia. The book also portrayed the master escape artist and magician as a debunker of con artists who pretended to be spiritualists, leading to the controversial theory that Houdini's death was caused by the spiritual movement as payback.

Others hope to see Pattinson take on a part of Nick Carraway in the 2010 re-making of the F. Scott Fitzgerald masterpiece The Great Gatsby. The novel, which chronicles the roaring twenties in American economic history, is wrought with self-deprication of an era, as Carraway takes us into the world of New York City right before the Great Depression. Between envy for riches and cynicism against unrestricted materialism, Carraway is a literary character of particular significance - and fans of Pattinson think that he is right for the part.

I will say that if Rob is in talks for these films, or films like these, then I am very impressed that he is really flexing his acting muscles. I really did not want him to be typecasted and end up stuck in roles that do not allow him to fully express his talents.

What do you think?



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