Posted by Pete on November 03, 2012 in Breaking Dawn
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He’ll star opposite Naomi Watts and Robert Pattinson in the biopic of Gertrude Bell, described as the female Lawrence of Arabia.
Adding another title to its arsenal, Sierra/Affinity will represent foreign rights to Werner Herzog’s historical Gertrude Bell biopic Queen of the Desert.
Judd Law is joining the cast of the film, which headlines Naomi Watts as Bell and Robert Pattinson as T.E. Lawrence, otherwise known as Lawrence of Arabia.
Bell — like Lawrence — was an explorer, writer, archeologist and attaché for the British Empire, who is credited with helping to catalyze the formation of the Middle East at the dawn of the 20th century. She’s often been referred to as the “female” Lawrence of Arabia.
Nick Raslan is producing via his Palmyra Films banner along with Cassian Elwes and Michael Benaroya. Benaroya’s Benaroya Pictures banner will finance the film.
Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales and will make it available to buyers during this year’s American Film Market.
“It is a great opportunity to be working with such acclaimed talent on such an important project. We look forward to seeing Werner Herzog make this exciting piece of history come alive for a global audience,” Sierra/Affinity CEO Nick Meyer said.
Principal photography is scheduled to begin in Morocco in March 2013.
Benaroya Pictures’ credits include The Words, Lawless and Margin Call
Law was most recently in theaters with Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, as well as Hugo, 360, Hugo and Contagion. He’s represented by Julian Belfrange Associates and WME.
Posted by Pete on November 03, 2012 in General News
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It’s hard to imagine Robert Pattinson not knowing Taylor Lautner. And it’s even harder imagining a world where R.Pattz and Kristen Stewart aren’t the super couple they are now. Which were both the case before Twilight brought the trio together in 2008.
“I remember meeting Kristen, for sure,” Taylor recalled at today’s press conference for the final film, Breaking Dawn Part 2. “It’s so weird, I don’t even remember meeting Rob.”
“I can’t remember meeting him either!” Rob quipped when he was later informed of Taylor’s confession. “When did I meet Taylor? I met him on the movie, I think. He was wearing his wig and stuff. I met Kristen at the audition.”
Robert was then asked what his first impression of his costars were and whether those initial thoughts have held up all these years later: “It reminded me a little bit—even with Taylor, who was 15 when I met him—of when I did Harry Potter, looking at Dan [Radcliffe], Rupert [Grint] and Emma [Watson] and being like, ‘Those guys are actors!’ I was starstruck by them.
“And I was starstruck by those guys when I met them even though I’d only seen Kristen in a few things,” R.Pattz continued. “It’s funny to see people get humanized. Because with Dan, Rupert and Emma, I still see them as like massively famous people. It’s strange to have gone through the same experience with Taylor and Kristen as well.”
Whether those first impressions held up, Rob seems proud of the people his costars have become. “It’s massive and to see people retain their sanity, as much as possible,” he said of dealing with the Twilight phenomenon. “I’ve seen a lot of other people have minor amounts of fame and just lose their mind completely—like after a casting announcement. It’s amazing to see that people manage to maintain.”
As for Taylor’s aforementioned memory of meeting Kristen, he remembered, “It actually probably was a little awkward when we first did meet each other. We were filming the scene on the beach, the weather was insane, pouring rain and wind, and I was wearing a nasty wig. It was just very uncomfortable. But ever since then, it’s been great.”
Since the two were already reminiscing about the past, they were both asked what advice they would give their younger selves. Taylor said he’d remind himself to really soak in the whole experience, while Robert had this to say:
“Start drinking vodka instead of beer,” he joked. “And try to get a six-pack as early as possible and you’ll be a much more successful actor.”
Posted by Pete on November 02, 2012 in Interview