In terms of young actors who are out there building a resume with some of the best, most innovative filmmakers in the world, Robert Pattinson is in the ranks with Adam Driver and Rooney Mara. Since leaving his teen franchise roots behind, the actor has consistently aligned with brilliant directors for singular projects, and next on the list is none other than Christopher Nolan.
As we reported back in March, Pattinson has signed on for Nolan’s next mystery film, and in keeping with the Nolan tradition, we know next to nothing about it except it’s being described as an “action blockbuster”. Well, now we can at least throw another adjective at it because Pattinson spoke briefly about joining the project and the actor describes the script as “unreal.”
Before rolling into production on Nolan’s film, the actor is doing press rounds for his outstanding and utterly bizarre new sci-fi film High Life, (which pairs him with yet another incredible director, the great Claire Denis), and he told USA Today all about the intense secrecy surrounding Nolan’s project and why he was attracted to his first big-budget project in years.
“I got locked in a room to read the script – I don’t have it myself,” Pattinson said. “I’ve been a little wary of doing big movies for years and years, but there’s just something about Chris Nolan’s stuff. He seems like the only director now who can do what is essentially a very personal, independent movie that has huge scale. I read the script and it’s unreal.”
The details may remain a mystery, but the cast is certainly shaping up to be something special. Along with Pattinson, Nolan has recruited two of last year’s biggest performance standout’s — Widows‘ Elizabeth Debicki and BlackKklansman‘s John David Washington. Warner Bros. will release the film in theaters on July 17, 2020.