Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki Join Cast of Christopher Nolan’s Next Film

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Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki have joined the cast of Christopher Nolan’s next event film from Warner Bros., two individuals with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.

Pattinson and Debicki both join John David Washington, who was revealed to star on Tuesday, in the untitled film, which one insider called a massive, innovative, action blockbuster that will screen in IMAX. A July 17, 2020 release date has already been set.

Nolan wrote the script and is directing for what will be his 11th feature film. He will also produce the film along with his producing partner Emma Thomas. The project is still in the preproduction stage.

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Nolan most recently wrote, directed and produced “Dunkirk” at the studio in 2017. The film went on to win three Oscars and gross $527.0 million at the box office worldwide.

Pattinson will next be seen in the art house sci-fi film “High Life” from director Claire Denis. After that he has Ciro Guerra’s drama “Waiting for the Barbarians,” Robert Eggers’ fantasy/horror film “The Lighthouse” and the historical epic “The King” from David Michod. More recently, Pattinson was seen in the indie crime movie “Good Time” from the Safdie Brothers, and in James Gray’s historical drama “The Lost City of Z.”

Debicki is known for roles in the second “Guardians of the Galaxy” film and HBO’s “The Tale,” but she also recently broke out in Steve McQueen’s “Widows” from last year.

News of Pattinson’s casting was first reported by Collider. Variety first reported Debicki’s casting.

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Robert Pattinson Is a Sexy Science Experiment in ‘High Life’ Trailer (Video)

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In Robert Pattinson’s latest film “High Life,” he plays a new father caring for his child aboard a space station. That may sound clinical and somber enough, but seeing as this film is actually the English language debut from the French auteur Claire Denis (“Let the Sunshine In,” “Beau Travail,” “White Material”), that’s certainly not all this movie has to offer.

Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth and Andre Benjamin co-star in Denis’ “High Life,” which critics have called “eerily sexy” and which even contains Binoche portraying a crazed nurse and scientist who collects and samples Pattinson’s semen.

A24 refers to “High Life” as “a staggering and primal film about love and intimacy, suffused with anguished memories of a lost Earth.” Though the trailer goes deeper into explaining that Pattinson’s character is an outcast from society who has now been selected, along with several others, to be used in a science experiment.

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“We were scum. Trash. Refuse that didn’t fit into society. Until someone had the bright idea of recycling us,” he says in the trailer.

“High Life” premiered at TIFF last year to a mix of perplexity and raves as one of the more attention grabbing titles of the year, and it was scooped up for release by A24 on April 12. Watch the surreal and unsettling first trailer above:

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‘Twilight’ Turns 10: 12 Biting Memes, From Shirtless Jacob Jokes to Robot Renesmee Ridicule (Photos)

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Whether you were a “Twi-hard” fan or hardcore hater of Stephenie Meyer’s supernatural love-triangle saga, you can’t argue that “Twilight” brought a whole lot of people together online. From memes about questionable plot holes to jokes about Kristen Stewart’s toneless acting (their words not ours!), here are the best “Twilight” memes to celebrate — and mock — the film series all over again as it turns 10: 

1. Stalker or Lover?

Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) have a… special kind of relationship. While scenes of Edward saving Bella from stalkers and enemy vampires could have left us swooning, fans were quick to notice that Edward’s unflinching obsession with his girl was nothing short of disturbing. 

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2. Cold as Ice… Cream

When Bella finally starts to suspect Edward could be a vampire in the beginning of the Saga’s first installment, she confronts him. Among her other findings fans found painfully vague, she tells Edward: “Your skin is pale white and ice cold,” which can also characterize anything from Frosty the Snowman to the iceberg that sank the Titanic. Meme makers from multiple fandoms, like “Pokemon,” didn’t hesitate to put their own twists on the iconic “Twilight” lines.

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3. Freeze Frame

With her performances in “Personal Shopper” and “Lizzie,” Kristen Stewart has continued to prove her skeptics wrong about her acting chops. However, whether Bella was on the brink of death or overjoyed with Edward’s love, some things remained the same: her stone cold facial expressions. 

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4. Eternal High School of the Spotless Mind

By graduating from high school more than a hundred times and putting Bella’s life before his, Edward had his own special set of  priorities. Fans and skeptics alike mocked the odd Cullen family tradition of going to high school over and over again and pointed out Edward’s selfish use of immortal powers — that could be applied more meaningfully in the medical field, rather than in high school biology.

5. Girl Un-Power

Following strong female characters like Hermione Granger from the “Harry Potter” series and Eowyn from “Lord of the Rings,” it was pretty easy to say that Bella Swan wasn’t a shining beacon of girl power. However, we have to hand it to her for trying to battle enemy vampire James in 2008’s”Twilight,” even though that was one of the only times we saw Bella take matters into her own hands.

6. Six Pack Attack

While a shirtless Jacob was enough to send many Team Jacob fans over the top, his seemingly constant undressing also became the butt of online jokes. Though Meyer wrote that werewolves had higher body temperatures during transformation, the gimmick wreaked of being a studio-ordained ploy for Lautner to expose his chiseled abs. 

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7. A Green-Screen Scream

Wolves typically howl but Taylor Lautner’s CGI werewolf gave more of a hoot. Whether it’s Lautner’s tight motion capture suit or Kristen Stewart rubbing his head, this behind-the-scenes look elicited more mocking laughs than most of the jokes throughout the five films.

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8. Jump for Your Love

Bella Swan just brings Mariah Carey’s “Without You” to extreme levels throughout the film saga. Not only did Bella require Edward’s protection to keep her out of harm’s way, but in 2009’s “The Twilight Saga: New Moon” she literally needed to jump off a cliff just to hear her boyfriend’s voice. But you do you, Bella. 

9. Space Invader

Jacob’s devotion to Bella Swan may have been romantic to some and overbearing to others. But despite Bella’s obvious preference for Edward, Jacob just couldn’t take “no” for an answer, and that might be even scarier than his werewolf abilities.

10. For the Love of Baby!

Imprinting might take the cake for the most bizarre subplots of the entire “Twilight” Saga. In 2010’s “Eclipse,” Jacob explains the process of imprinting, saying that that members from his werewolf clan identify their soulmate and dedicate all they do to that being. Flash to Jacob, a full grown man, who swears total dedication to Bella and Edward’s newborn daughter, Renesmee. Don’t worry Bella, we feel the same way, too. 

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11. Robot Infant

As if Jacob imprinting on Renesmee wasn’t weird enough, the “Twilight” crew put together a creepy animatronic baby, aptly nicknamed Chuckesmee by fans and detractors alike. It creeped out “Breaking Dawn” cast and crew, too. In the film, Renesmee went through a total transformation from that robotic thing of nightmares to a full-blown computerized infant. Maybe Renesmee and Jacob are truly a match made in CGI heaven. 


12. Blah Ending

For a film series that was at the cultural zeitgeist for nearly four years, you’d expect a dramatic and climactic close to the “Twilight” saga. Both “Breaking Dawn” films build up to an epic battle of vampires and werewolves versus the almighty Italian Vampire coven, known as the Volturi… that never happens. Both sides essentially pack their bags and leave, leaving the audience with an ending as benign and cheesy as the series itself. 

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‘High Life’: How Robert Pattinson Helped Cast the Sci-Fi Drama (Exclusive Video)

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“High Life” star Robert Pattinson came to the rescue when director Claire Denis was missing an important cast member, just one day before they started shooting.

“We had some casting problems at the beginning and Claire was just so relaxed about it,” Pattinson told TheWrap at the Toronto International Film Festival. “I was like, ‘What are we going to do?’ She was like, ‘Well you know, we find someone or we don’t, and if we don’t, we do a movie with you and the baby.’ This is like three weeks before we were supposed to start shooting!”

Denis added, “This night before we started shooting, we didn’t even have a baby!”

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According to the director, Pattinson called his friend who just had a baby, and they flew the toddler in from London for the film.

“Just mailed it,” Pattinson joked.

“High Life” had its world premiere at TIFF on Sept. 9, and is Denis’ first film in English. Juliette Binoche and Mia Goth also star in the drama that follows a group of criminals who are tricked into believing they will be freed if they participate in a mission into deep space.

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Robert Pattinson’s Sci-Fi Drama ‘High Life’ Lands at A24

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A24 has acquired North American rights to “High Life,” a science fiction drama starring Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche that marks the English language debut of French director Claire Denis.

The film, which world premiered Sunday night at the Toronto International Film Festival, follows a group of criminals on a mission toward a black hole in search of an alternative source of energy.

Tricked into thinking they’ll be freed in exchange for their participation, the criminals are instead subjected to sexual experiments by the scientists aboard their ship.

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Written by Denis with Jean-Pol Fargeau, Nick Laird and Geoff Cox, the film also stars Mia Goth and André Benjamin.

It was produced by Laurence Clerc, Oliver Dungey, Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen, and Olivier Théry-Lapiney.

A24 will release “High Life” theatrically.

CAA Media Finance brokered the deal.

Deadline first reported the news.

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