Working with Robert Pattinson clearly agrees with David Cronenberg as they are set to team up again on another film.
In a recent interview with popular French magazine InRockuptibles [translation via @RPLife], Pattinson said:
“I’m filming another movie with Cronenberg but I don’t know when he wants to start filming. It will be his first shoot in the United States and he promises it’s going to be very strange. The next two or three years are going to be crucial for me. It’s now that everything happens.”
Rumoured to be the Map To The Stars project Cronenberg has been mulling since 2006, as yet no definite details about this new film have been confirmed.
Like many auteurs – think Woody Allen and Diane Keaton, or Scorcese and De Niro – Cronenberg established a similar successful relationship with Viggo Mortensen, working with him on multiple films.
Mortensen first worked with Cronenberg in A History of Violence (2005), then two years later on Eastern Promises (earning Mortensen an Academy nomination), and more recently A Dangerous Method (2011).
When it was first announced that Cronenberg had offered the lead in Cosmopolis to Pattinson after Colin Farrell pulled out, many thought it an unlikely pairing – even sacrilege.
Luckily, Cronenberg took absolutely no notice and has since spoken many times about how highly he rates the Brit actor.
If Cosmopolis is anything to go by – and from the look of the trailers and teaser, it is – this could be the start of a seriously, productive relationship between this not-so-odd-couple-after-all.
New interview David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson:
Cosmopolis premieres at the Cannes Film Festival tomorrow and opens in France on May 25.