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Patricia Arquette Docks with Claire Denis Sci-Fi Also Set to Star Robert Pattinson

Magazine article Screen International

Patricia Arquette Docks with Claire Denis Sci-Fi Also Set to Star Robert Pattinson

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Oscar-winner Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) has joined Robert Pattinson (Twilight) and Mia Goth (The Survivalist) in the cast of Claire Denis' anticipated untitled sci-fi, written by UK novelist Zadie Smith (White Teeth) and Smith's writer husband Nick Laird.

Denis' English-language debut, due to shoot next year, is understood to follow a group of skilled criminals who, in a bid to escape their long sentences or capital punishment, accept a likely-fatal government space mission to find alternative energy sources.

The project, which ScreenDaily first reported in June, marks an intriguing change of direction for the White Material and Beau Travail writer-director.

The story 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. …

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