Robert Pattinson set to star in new James Dean biopic film

Robert Pattinson is confirmed to star in a new movie, all about the life of James Dean...


by Kayleigh Dray |
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The life of James Dean - and his untimely death - is one which has captured our imaginations and made the Rebel Without A Cause star an icon. So it should come as no surprise to hear that Robert Pattinson, resident Hollywood hunk, has signed up to star in a brand-new biopic film all about the 50s actor.

Mmhmm, RPattz, who's currently wrapping up on Mia Wasikowska film Maps To The Stars, is set to join Dane DeHaan for new movie Life, the real-life story about James Dean’s friendship with Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock.

Despite his love of leather jackets and rugged good looks, Rob will be starring as Dennis, not James Dean - that's Dane DeHaan's role. But that doesn't make us any less inclined to see this buddy style movie.

Dane DeHaan will star as James Dean opposite Robert Pattinson
Dane DeHaan will star as James Dean opposite Robert Pattinson

The movie will hold a camera up to the moment when Dennis Stock was given the opportunity of a lifetime; an exclusive photoshoot with James Dean. And, on a cross-country roadtrip from Los Angeles to New York, the two became very closer friends.

In fact, Dennis Stock was the photographer who took that timeless and iconic picture of James Dean, walking through New York’s Times Square in a long overcoat, cigarette dangling from his mouth, just months before his death in 1955.

James Dean, A Rebel Without A Cause
  • Life* will begin production in early 2014 and we are VERY excited to see the movie when it hits cinemas.

Do you want to see Robert Pattinson in Life? Do you think that he and Dane DeHaan are right for their roles? Are you interested in the life of James Dean? Let us know below via our Comments Box, we'd love to hear from you!

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