Update: A24 has picked up the rights to the film, Variety reports.
Few actors coming off the global recognition and financial clout provided by a record-breaking franchise have been able to do so with as much discernment as Robert Pattinson. Films from David Cronenberg, Werner Herzog, Anton Corbijn, and David Michôd are under his belt — and James Gray and Harmony Korine collaborations in the works — and we now have another to add to the forthcoming slate.
THR reports that the actor will lead Good Time, the next picture from Josh and Benny Safdie, who are coming off one of the year’s best films, Heaven Knows What. Described as an “indie neo-grindhouse caper,” it follows a “bankrobber’s flailing efforts to evade the dragnet closing in on him.” Although no additional details are made available yet, we assume Pattinson’s character, Connie, is the bank robber.
It’s scripted by Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein, and they’ve previously noted there are plans to shoot this fall, presumably after work on James Gray’s Lost City of Z wraps up. As we await more information and casting on the highly anticipated project, check out our interview with one-half of the Safdie duo here.
Are you looking forward to Pattinson working with the Safdie brothers?