With acquisition from Lionsgate and no 2013 release in sight, Anton Corbijn‘s Rachel McAdams– and Philip Seymour Hoffman-led John le Carré drama, A Most Wanted Man, looks to be getting delayed until next year, but in the meantime the talented Control director has settled on his next project. What’s more, his leading duo has been found.

First revealed earlier this summer, Life is a period piece whose drama is deeply rooted in the intertwining worlds of fame and photography, something the helmer is remarkably familiar with. As scripted by Luke Davies, its action centers on the relationship between James Dean and Life Magazine‘s Dennis Stock, 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 news from Screen Daily on who will take the parts, Robert Pattinson having signed on for Stock and Dane DeHaan stepping into the iconic shoes of Dean. Production is already set for this February in Canada, where we will follow the duo on a road trip. This is another addition to Pattinson’s promising slate of upcoming films, with David Michôd’s The Rover and David Cronenberg‘s Maps to the Stars, while DeHaan will be seen in Kill Your Darlings and Metallica Through the Never this fall, ahead of his major turn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

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