Magazine article Screen International

Robert Pattinson to Star in Claire Denis Sci-Fi

Magazine article Screen International

Robert Pattinson to Star in Claire Denis Sci-Fi

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Pattinson is set to play the astronaut lead role in the as-yet-untitled film, which Screen first reported on in June.

Plot details are being kept under wraps but it is known to take place beyond the solar system in a 'future that seems like the present'.

Denis is writing the script with acclaimed novelist Smith (White Teeth) and Smith's writer husband Nick Laird.

The project, which marks an intriguing change of direction for the White Material and Beau Travail writer-director, is based on an original idea by Denis and her regular writing partner Jean-Pol Fargeau, and is due to go into production early next year.

Producers are Oliver Dungey (Miss Julie), Laurence Clerc and Olivier Thery Lapiney from Paris-based Alcatraz Films, and Claudia Steffen and Christoph Friedel of Pandora Filmproduktion in Cologne.

Paris-based producers Alcatraz Film confirmed the casting to ScreenDaily: "We are very proud and very happy, as is Claire, about what will be a great collaboration. …

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