Robert Pattinson has secured himself a sweet role in the new Toronto based Anton Corbijn movie, Life. Truth be told, it's impressively cool for RPatz, who will be playing the iconic Magnum photographer Dennis Stock and chronicles the life changing road trip he took with the legend that is James Dean (Dane DeHaan). Although Rob looks relatively serene in the snow laden scene below, it was apparently his dark side that captured director Anton Corbijn's imagination.
According to the Stir, Corbijn discussed with Entertainment Weekly what it is about Rob that makes him such a perfect fit for the role of Dennis Stock:
Rob has an intensity that I think Dennis would have. When I see Rob, I see an inner turmoil that is great for the role.
As we know, this doesn't come as much of a surprise given that the actor lives his life in the glaring and voracious eye of the global media, but (arguably) it seems that some of the best actors grapple with some of the darkest demons. I have no doubt that Rob will be able to channel this intensity into an exciting and complex role, which will compliment Dane's James Dean perfectly with which their appears to be a budding bromance. Pattinson said of his co-star that he:
Is really interesting. He has a beautiful face, but it's a face to grasp. It's hard to see how Dane reads [onscreen] sometimes, and the same goes for James Dean.
Well au contrare Rob, it's not as if he has the most grimace-inspiring face, with that cut glass jaw and brooding charisma- but do you think he'll be able to live up to the reputation of the cool character he'll be playing?