Twilight star Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan are teaming up to star in Life,the true story about the friendship between James Dean and Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock.
DeHaan will bring Dean to life while Pattinson will portray Stock in the movie being directed by Anton Corbijn,the Hollywood Reporter said.
Iain Canning and Emile Sherman,the producing team behind
the Oscar-winning drama The King’s Speech and the acclaimed Michael Fassbender drama Shame,are producing Life.
Glen Basner’s FilmNation will launch the project to foreign buyers at the Toronto Film Festival.
The movie,with a script by Luke Davies and a budget in the USD 10 million to USD 15 million range,will go on floors in early 2014.
Pattinson recently wrapped David Cronenberg’s Maps to
the Stars as well as The Rover,a futuristic thriller that also stars Guy Pearce.
DeHaan’s career has exploded since his breakthrough in the found-footage sci-fi movie Chronicle. He has The Devil’s Knot,directed by Atom Egoyan,premiering in Toronto,and will also appear as Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.