Robert Pattinson to play astronaut in new science-fiction film


Robert Pattinson is officially out of the Twilight zone and headed to outer space.

On Wednesday (26th August), it was announced that Pattinson will be playing the lead role in Claire Denis’ as-yet-untitled sci-fi film. The film will see Pattinson portraying an astronaut operating beyond the border of our solar system. No other plot details have been released. 

The untitled project will be the French director’s first film in English, as well as co-writer Zadie Smith’s debut screenwriting project. Produced by Paris-based production company, Alcatraz Film, the company told ScreenDaily: “We are very proud and very happy, as is Claire, about what will be a great collaboration. Robert is committed to the project and we are committed to him.”

The casting comes after it was announced on Monday (24th August) that Pattinson will be presented with the New Hollywood Award at the annual Deauville American Film Festival, which will take place from 4th September in Northern France.

In addition to his award, Pattinson’s latest film Life – which sees him star alongside Dane DeHaan as acclaimed photographer, Dennis Stock – will be screened at the festival.

Watch the trailer Life below.


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