The FilmStage talks about Rob’s film with Harmony Korine:
Following up Spring Breakers, it’s been more or less a detective case putting together the pieces of Harmony Korine‘s next feature. First unveiled around 18 months ago, news landed that he’d be working on a “a multi-generational family of criminals in the South.” It was then revealed earlier this year that the director was going to team with Robert Pattinson on an undisclosed project. Finally, last month the dots were connected when word arrived that their collaboration would indeed be a gangster movie set in Miami. Today now brings a few more details on the project, including the title.
First, an eagle-eyed Twitter user found the title, The Trap, buried in a press release for Birdman (both produced by John Lesher) with word that production kicks off later this year. This more or less matches a recent interview with Korine over at Bullett, in which he revealed he’s finished the script. “I’m putting the cast together right now, it’s going to be my most ambitious film, and I’m really just going to go for it,” he added. “It’s some next level shit. It’s a revenge movie, a sprawling, very intense… I don’t want to give away too much, but we’re probably going to start shooting in Miami after the New Year. I’m goin’ for it.””
While he kept coy (as usual) on revealing if Pattinson is locked down, he added, “It’ll have a substantial cast.” After crafting one of the most memorable gangsters in some time with his last feature, we’re certainly looking forward to what’s in the works here.
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The Deserters: The film’s strongest asset by far is Robert Pattinson. He takes the role of a mentally disabled man (which can so easily slip into offensive nonsense) and imbues it with physical subtlety and emotional complexity. He nails the character’s specificities and plays them in a way that never feels contrived.
You have to admire Pattinson’s willingness to take on roles like this in such tiny, offbeat films after having achieved such massive mainstream success. He’s a very talented actor who doesn’t get nearly enough credit for his abilities.
The same can’t be said for Guy Pearce, at least not in this role. If you’ve seen one “tortured grizzled white dude,” you’ve seen him in The Rover. The script’s refusal to flesh out his backstory is laudable, but it also doesn’t give Pearce much to work with. He sells the character’s barely-restrained rage and deeply buried sensitivity, but you’re left wishing that Pattinson was the protagonist.
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Rob in all his glory