Robert Pattinson is one of the most popular and successful actors of our time. He has been acting for more than a decade and has become well known for his work in the Twilight series, which has made him a household name. He has also had prominent roles in big budget films like The Great Gatsby and now he is taking on a whole new challenge: directing. After working with the talented team at Anonymous Content on a couple of projects, he has decided to form his own production company and is currently in production on his first feature film.
The actor has been keeping pretty busy since the end of the Twilight franchise and has starred in several big-budget films. So far, his schedule is pretty packed, but he seems to enjoy his work and is passionate about what he does. He recently finished production on First Class, which was recently released in theaters. And in February, he will start filming the highly anticipated follow-up to 2014’s The Rover. We rounded up the most important and upcoming films in his schedule. Check out the full list below.
The Rover | March 1, 2020 | USA | Director: Marc Forster | Cast: Jason Bateman, Oona Laurence, Robert Pattinson, Paul Dano, and Zoe Kravitz
After making a promising appearance in the Coen Brothers’ The Foster Kids, Robert Pattinson decided to take on the challenge of directing. And so far, he has delivered a memorable and heart-breaking first feature film. The movie centers around a group of young adults who are forced to confront adulthood and its many challenges. While it might not appear to be the typical ‘Pattinson movie,’ the actor has proven that he is not your ordinary filmmaker. And if you are a fan of the ‘Twilight’ series, you know exactly what we are talking about.
The movie is based on a true story and follows a group of young adults who were unjustly accused of a crime they did not commit. They went on to experience a series of unfortunate events that led to chaos and confusion. But through it all, they managed to stay united and strong, even when their innocence was not proven. The film is definitely one of the most emotional and heart-breaking coming-of-age movies you will ever watch. While we anxiously await its release, we can take some comfort in knowing that Robert Pattinson has directed a film that is as gripping as it is heart-breaking. Thank you, Mr. Pattinson, for not disappointing us.
First Class | February 12, 2020 | USA | Director: Gregory Jbara | Cast: Kate Winslet, Justin Timberlake, and Kenneth Branagh
Kate Winslet is one of the most experienced and talented actresses of our time. She is currently arguably one of the two or three greatest actresses of all time (the other being Greta Garbo). Her versatility as an actor is evident as she has starred in numerous award-winning performances and been part of several blockbusters. And now, she is combining her acting skills with her love for storytelling and narration by taking on the role of a librarian in First Class, which she has aptly titled “the classic movie library tour.”
The Library is a beloved movie and has been seen by millions around the world. Its unique and timeless story of Michael Clayton and his quest to retrieve a lost book is now being brought to life on the big screen. With Kate Winslet at the helm, we cannot expect anything less than an exquisite performance. And based on her track record, I know the fans will be satisfied.
The Librarian: Chronicles of a Classic Movie Legend | January 15, 2020 | USA | Director: George Lucas | Cast: Helen Mirren, Geoffrey Rush, Judi Dench, Sophie Lowe, and Peter Mullan
George Lucas has always been a legendary figure in the world of cinema. His love for movies was obvious from an early age and at just 21 years old, he founded Lucasfilm Ltd. With him at the helm, the company would go on to produce some of cinema’s most legendary and beloved films. While he has directed some amazing movies, his latest offering is undoubtedly The Librarian: Chronicles of a Classic Movie Legend. It has been a long time coming but Lucas has at last delivered a movie that lives up to the legacy and reputation of The Empire Strikes Back.
The Librarian is an adaptation of Jeff Alexander’s award-winning novel of the same name. In the novel, Alexander tells the story of a film archivist who, after retiring, decides to dedicate his life to researching and telling the tales of the classic movies he so adored. The book is steeped in film history and was originally inspired by George Lucas himself, who contacted Alexander to be the film archivist for his new company, Lucasfilm. However, the deal fell through and Alexander decided to write the book himself. The result is a magical and fascinating tale that brings to life the intricate details of movie production that we as fans have always wondered about. It is safe to say that while the novel is fantastic, the movie is even better.
The Circle | February 12, 2020 | USA | Director: Tom Tykwer | Cast: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, and Neyle Khalfayan
After a very successful career playing supporting and character roles, Tom Hanks decided to experiment with directing. The result is a magical and moving film called The Circle, which is based on widower and father Joe Hill’s true story of how he transformed his tiny hometown of Saginaw, Michigan into an art mecca. While the story might not seem like it would translate well to film, Hanks’ experience as a director proves that there is still plenty of material for the big-screen. And so far, Hanks has proven himself a worthy successor to Clint Eastwood.
The movie focuses on Joe Hill, a widower and father who decided to put his life on the line to save his city. After battling depression for years, Joe decided to leave his home and head to Saginaw, which at the time, was a culturally vibrant, small town that was home to several prominent universities. When he arrived, he saw a chance to change his broken town for the better and began to implement the sweeping art renovations that turned the town into an artistic hub. In order to fund his projects, Hill decided to sell one of his kidneys. It was a desperate measure that was needed to save his city and, ultimately, paid off. The movie is a touching tale of self-sacrifice and urban renewal that proves that even in today’s world, there are still inspiring stories to be told. It deserves to be seen by anybody who appreciates art and cinema. Hanks and Tykwer have crafted an important and poignant addition to the cinema canon with The Circle.
The Last Magician | January 15, 2020 | USA | Director: David Heyman | Cast: Ian McKellen, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Judi Dench
Michelle Pfeiffer is one of the most beautiful women in the world and has graced the silver screen for over 30 years. The Academy Award-winning actress is famous for her collaborations with Clint Eastwood and she seems to be enjoying herself as she takes on the role of an aging Hollywood star in The Last Magician. She plays Mary Ann Cotton, the grandmother of Penny (played by Judi Dench). While it might not seem like an ideal match at first, the two ladies definitely shine as they go on a road trip across America to see the country they adore in the majestic olden days. There is certainly no question that Pfeiffer’s range as an actress is phenomenal. From sophisticated Manhattan socialites to blue-collar Americana, her performance will surprise you. And based on her recent performances, I am sure the fans will not be disappointed.