Thursday, July 9, 2015

Rob will star in 'Good Time' directed by Josh and Benny Safdie

Great news! A new project for Rob! He will star in Good Time, as announced by The Hollywood Reporter and confirmed by the film's directors earlier today.


Rob with the Safdie Brothers at the Heaven Knows What Premiere (click here for more)

From The Hollywood Reporter
Robert Pattinson will star in the neo-grindhouse caper Good Time, which will be directed by Josh and Benny Safdie.

The indie film centers on a bank robber's flailing efforts to evade the dragnet closing in on him. Pattinson will star as Connie.

Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein wrote the script for the film, which will be produced by Sebastian Bear-MCclard of Elara Pictures.

The Safdie brothers, who recently signed with WME, are indie filmmakers whose most recent project, Heaven Knows What, is in theaters. The critically acclaimed film following a young heroin addict (Arielle Holmes) who finds love in the streets of New York was released by Radius-TWC. It won the C.I.C.A.E Award at the Venice Film Festival and also played at the Toronto Film Festival and New York Film Festival.

The directing team's indie projects include Daddy Longlegs, which played at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and the 2010 Sundance Film Festival; the doc Lenny Cook, which followed a star high school basketball player and played at Tribeca and Venice before airing on Showtime in February 2014; and their debut feature, The Pleasure of Being Robbed, which premiered at SXSW in 2008 and also played at the Cannes sidebar Directors' Fortnight before airing on IFC.

Since starring in the vampire franchise phenomenon known as Twilight, Pattinson has focused his efforts on interesting indie roles. He has worked with esteemed directors including David Michod (The Rover), David Cronenberg (Cosmopolis, Maps to the Stars) and Werner Herzog (Queen of the Desert). His upcoming films include The Childhood of a Leader and The Lost City of Z with Sienna Miller and Charlie Hunnam. He's repped by WME and 3 Arts.

More details about Rob's character from The Wrap
Pattinson will play a bankrobber named Connie who is trying to evade the police as they close in on him. Sebastian Bear-McClard of Elara Pictures is producing, while Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein wrote the script.

And from The Playlist
No word on when it might shoot, but presumably it'll have to wait until Pattinson has wrapped James Gray's "Lost City Of Z" which starts shooting later this year.

And from the directors

20 comments:

andrea samson said...

yaaaassss!!!!!! so excited. i love how rob stays true to himself and works with people HE wants to work with and does movies HE wants to do and not because of box office reasons. just continue to do you <3

Rob MyLove said...

yay good news good day good time

RobKrisKitchentable said...

Always great to hear of Rob's new projects and he is following his heart in what he wants to do. He's where he wants to be in his life in all aspects and it shows in his glowing smiles.

sweetforty's said...

Happy for you Rob! Will always support you with or without movie and that will never change.

live guest said...

Ha, the untamable Robert Pattinson, like that.

girliegirl805 said...

Always happy to read news of his projects. Another to look forward to!

vana said...

Always good to hear new Rob news. Love the sound of this.

live guest said...

For a Good Time, call Rob Pattinson, sorry, I couldn't resist.

Twi Girl said...

That's fantastic news! So happy for Rob that he got to work with directors he likes and feels comfortable with.

Alesia Breen said...

Rob's career and personal life are so on course, can't wait to see him in Manchester if he's there with Tahliah, hope they are having a good time. I'm so happy for this Saftie bros. news I can't tell ya!

live guest said...

Alesia, I agree. He knows what he wants and how to manage his career his way. Tweet from guy who lives in Manchester tweeted that he sister was chilling with Rob Pattinson and his girlfriend Twigs.

andrea samson said...

ugh still so excited about the news. i guess robs involvement with the trap now depends on when it will be filmed. he wont be able to do it if it also films in the fall. we will see i guess but i have faith as it seems like everything turned out just fine for rob.

No one special said...

Ah, guess that explains why he was at that premiere. Always support Rob in his choices. He knows exactly where he wants to be. I hope we get some pics of Rob and T soon.

L Anderson said...

Yay! This is great new for Rob. He has always made great choices in movie roles, right from Twilight to producing Remember Me and my fave Cosmopolis. Looking forward to this.

vana said...

@live guest,love your comment re 'good time'. I wanted to add that I love Rob's choices so far. He portrays all work so brilliantly, he is such an exciting actor. Can't help but love the guy.



Mohammad Ali said...

May Allah bless you ...

sienna said...

Very happy to hear about a new project for Rob!

Twi Girl said...

@andrea samson I thought The Trap is filming early 2016? That's the last I hear of that, at least. So hopefully he can do both

justsaying said...

The Trap is indeed filming in early 2016.

andrea samson said...

@Twi Girl oh thanks for the info. seems like i`m not up to date lol. that would be perfect then.