After premiering his latest drama, A Most Wanted Man, at Sundance earlier this year (our review), director Anton Corbijn is already shooting his next feature in Canada. As scripted by Luke Davies, Life centers on the relationship between James Dean (Dane DeHaan) and Life Magazine‘s Dennis Stock (Robert Pattinson), the latter of whom had been tasked with capturing the up-and-coming actor less than a year before his rise to stardom and tragic death. We’ve now got the first official still from the project, which a reader sent in from the latest issue of EW.
As captured by photographer Caitlin Cronenberg, one can see our duo in the midst of their road trip. “When I see Rob, I see an inner turmoil that is great for the role,” says The American director. “And Dane is really interesting. He has a beautiful face, but it’s a hard face to grasp. It’s hard to see how Dane reads [on screen] sometimes, and the same goes for James Dean.” Check out the scan from the magazine below for the film also starring Ben Kingsley and Alessandra Mastronardi.
We’ve also got the first look at another Canadian production, the latest from the young, prolific Xavier Dolan. Following up U.S. releases of two of his films last year, not to mention the festival bow of another, today brings the first still from Mommy. Coming from Bent, we can see Anne Dorval as our lead, and the outlet lets us know that with the film currently in post-production, we can expect it to arrive by later this year or early 2015. Check out the synopsis and still below.
The film follows Diane “Die” Després (Dorval), a feisty, widowed single mom trying to bring up her 15-year-old ADHD son (Antoine-Olivier Pilon, a Quebec TV teenage heartthrob who starred in the College Boy video Dolan directed last year) is graced with the help of benevolent, virtually mute Kyla (Suzanne Clément), a neighbour who tries to help them start fresh.
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