If you follow the latest news, you might have heard that actor Robert Pattinson is set to make a comeback with a new film. While it has not been officially announced, it was widely reported that Pattinson will be starring in David Lynch’s The Loved One alongside Amanda Seyfried and Minnie Driver. The film will reportedly be released in the United Kingdom on April 8th, 2020 and tell the story of an ex-lover and a ex-girlfriend who, despite having hurt one another deeply, decide to give it another go-round. Aside from these tidbits of information, not much else is known about the film. However, now that the novel coronavirus pandemic has taken the world by storm, there is no better time to look back on the actor’s previous works than now.

The Lost Art Of Letter Writing

It was not always thus. Back in the day, when someone received a letter in the mail, they would have gotten quite a pleasant surprise. The postman would have knocked on the door, bringing a bundle of letters for the recipient. While it would have been a bit of a hassle sorting through all the letters in search of one particular piece of mail, the process was not nearly as laborious as it is today. In fact, the whole experience was rather delightful. Most people would have been over the moon to receive such a letter, as it would have signified both novelty and a sense of excitement. Sadly, today, people rarely get excited about letters from the postman. The fact that they are now a thing of the past can be attributed to the advent of email and other forms of digital communication.

Pattinson’s first big break came in the form of a letter. His character Oliver Sykes, in the 2012 film The Lost Valentine, writes to a girl he has a crush on. The actress Rosalie [Title]: How to Write the Perfect Love Letter [Blog article]:

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The letter begins, “Dearest Heart,” and goes on to list off all the reasons why Oliver wants to be with her. The script contains a very specific instruction from the filmmaker: “Make sure you write the letter in such a way that it can only be delivered by hand. Use lots of beautiful prose and elaborate on every aspect of your character. I know it sounds cheesy, but it’s a really helpful thing to do. Even the slightest hint of computer usage will invalidate the letter completely.” These words of advice were no doubt meant to help Oliver, so he would not waste his time writing a letter to anyone else. Sadly for Oliver, his advice backfires spectacularly. The letter is accidentally delivered to Emily and she reads it aloud to her coworkers. The group decides to prank him by pretending to be the girl he is supposedly writing to and invites him to a Valentine’s Day party. It turns out that Emily is the love interest in the movie. Nevertheless, it was the start of something great for the 23-year-old British actor. He followed this up with another critically acclaimed role in the 2014 film Beautiful Creatures, which was also released in the United States under the name Silence. That same year, he starred in the critically acclaimed film The Rover alongside Christian Bale. The actor also landed major roles in the upcoming drama Marrying Katherine Heigl and the fantasy adventure King Arthur. The role of Arthur, in particular, has been touted as one of the most challenging he has ever faced. He had to spend a great deal of time researching historical details about the legendary king and his court. In an interview, Pattinson called the role “one of the biggest things I have ever done in my acting career.”

Pattinson’s Evolution As An Actor

Pattinson has had quite the journey thus far as an actor. It all started rather modestly, with a couple of minor roles in B-grade British television series. He then went on to star in three critically acclaimed indie films: the aforementioned The Lost Valentine (2012), Beautiful Creatures (2014), and The Rover (2014). These films, which were all directed by first-time feature film directors, helped establish him as the next big thing in British cinema. It was also around this time that he began working with acclaimed British director Steve McQueen on the latter’s ambitious Hunger project. Sadly, a knee injury forced the actor to withdraw from the film and he had to leave McQueen, who was also his costar in the film. The experience, however, did not dampen his spirits and he continued to work with the director on his next project, The Punishment. That same year, he also starred alongside Johnny Depp in the dark fantasy film Transcendence.

After establishing himself as one of Britain’s greatest exports, Pattinson chose to take a year off from acting. During that time, he devoted himself to studying literature and, in particular, reading works by William Shakespeare. It was during this self-imposed exile that he began toying with the idea of becoming an author. He penned a short story called “The Wedding,” which was later optioned for a movie by the company who had originally optioned the story. The film, The Wedding, was directed by Michael Winterbottom and premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Although it received a mixed review from critics, it was a commercial success. The film was also one of the biggest box-office hits of the year, earning over $25 million dollars worldwide. The next year, he published his first novel, The High Road, which is set in the near future and tells the story of three men who must overcome their fears in order to survive. The film adaptation of the book, featuring Pattinson in the lead role and with a script by Jack Thorne, is scheduled to premiere in 2021.

Pattinson’s Upcoming Film

While we await the premiere of Pattinson’s first novel, it is time to look at his next project. As mentioned, the English hottie is set to star in the upcoming romantic comedy The Loved One. He will be playing a character named Oliver, an ex-lover of Connie (Amanda Seyfried), who decides to win her back after finding her unconscious and bleeding on the floor. The film will be directed by the uniquely British filmmaker, David Lynch, and also feature Minnie Driver and Elisabeth Moss. The trio worked together on the acclaimed television series Mad Men and Lynch had the following to say about bringing Pattinson on board for his next film: “In a day and age when so much is made with digital puppets and computer-generated imagery, it’s refreshing to work with a real person. Having a human actor provides a sense of authenticity to the proceedings.”

Despite this praise from one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, there is still more bad news for Oliver. Connie is dating someone new and refuses to give him a second chance at happiness. Oliver’s quest for love leads him on a journey that proves to be more difficult than he ever thought. The film will be released in the United Kingdom on April 8th, 2020 and in the United States on October 15, 2020.

Why Is This Actor’s Career Even More Impressive?

It is important to keep in mind that, although we have discussed some terrifically impressive stats about this actor’s career, he is still in the very early stages of his career. He has only been acting for a few years and has, therefore, still has a lot to offer. What’s more, he has a lot of potential, which he has yet to fully tap into. It is clear that, with hard work and dedication, he can become one of the greatest English actors of all time. Moreover, his successful literary career will undoubtedly serve as a springboard to even greater things. Here’s to hoping that his next project brings even more success!