with Juliette Binoche...
Juliette Binoche, Tim Roth and Robert Pattinson are attached to “The Childhood of a Leader,” a new drama directed by Brady Corbet, Variety has learned. The pic is Corbet’s feature directorial debut, after winning honorable mention at Sundance in 2009 for his short “Protect You + Me.”
The drama, which focuses on the childhood of a post-World War I. leader, is tentatively scheduled to shoot in Europe starting in May. Corbet co-wrote the script with Mona Fastvold (director of “The Sleepwalker,” which will be competing at 2014′s Sundance Film Festival). It will be produced by Antoine and Martine de Clermont-Tonnere, Chris Coen and Amour Fou. Corbet, star of the indie “Simon Killer,” just wrapped roles in Noah Baumbach’s “While We’re Young,” Andrea Di Stefano’s “Paradise Lost” and Bertrand Bonello’s “Saint Laurent.”
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Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche Reteam For Brady Corbet’s Directorial Debut
With roles in Simon Killer, Martha Marcy May Marlene, Melancholia, Funny Games, and more, Brady Corbet has been a fascinating actor to watch in recent years, but now the up-and-coming talent is headed down a different direction. While he directed the 2008 short Protect You + Me, he’s now set to helm his feature-length debut with a new project titled The Childhood of a Leader. According to Variety, he’s already assembled quite a cast as well, with the Cosmopolis duo of Juliette Binoche and Robert Pattinson on board, along with Tim Roth. The film, co-written by Corbet and Mona Fastvold, will track the childhood of a post-World War I leader. Unfortunately there’s no additional details outside of a Europe production scheduled for this May, but hopefully we’ll see this one on the 2015 festival circuit.
from Gossip Cop
Robert Pattinson is reportedly attached to The Childhood of a Leader, an upcoming drama with Juliette Binocheand Tim Roth.
The movie, which marks the directorial debut of actor Brady Corbet, tells the story of a post-World War I leader’s youth.
The casting news was first reported byVariety.
According to the outlet, production is tentatively set to begin in Europe in May.
Gossip Cop has reached out for confirmation and additional details.
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Rob’s new project “The Childhood of a Leader” is from a collection of short stories by Jean-Paul Sartre...
via Amazon.com: Le Mur (The Wall) by Jean Paul Sartre
The Wall (French: Le Mur) by Jean-Paul Sartre, a collection of short stories published in 1939 containing the eponymous story “The Wall,” is considered one of the author’s greatest existentialist works of fiction. Sartre dedicated the book to his lifelong companion Olga Kosakiewicz, a former student of Simone de Beauvoir. The 4 stories are, “The Wall, The Chamber, Erostrate and lastly “The Childhood of a Leader.”
A tale of the mental progress of a boy named Lucien Fleurier from around age 4 to his early adulthood. Lucien, the son of a rich industrialist, searches for identity and meaning in order to find out “what’s wrong” with him. He journeys from Freudian psychoanalysis and being a one-time sexual partner of a paederast poet, to finally becoming part of a Fascist youth organization and killing a Jewish man who is reading l’Humanité, with his friends.via Fnac.com: Le Mur, par J.P Sartre
Comment le conformisme bourgeois a-t-il conduit Lucien, personnage falot et artificiel, à devenir un antisémite convaincu ? Jean-Paul Sartre démontre implacablement la logique de ce cheminement dans une parodie du roman d'apprentissage, L'Enfance d'un chef, la plus longue des nouvelles de ce recueil. Dans les quatre autres, le lecteur croisera un condamné à mort pendant la guerre d'Espagne, une femme confrontée à la maladie mentale de son mari, un crime gratuit concrétisant une existence insipide et les fantasmes d'une femme mariée à un impuissant.
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From "Twilight" hunk couldn't walk into a corner store without a legion of girls screaming and passing out, to an actor making all the right moves, Robert Pattinson continues to leave his vampire past far behind him. With a re-teaming with David Cronenberg and films with James Gray and Werner Herzog on the horizon, Pattinson continues to be cashing in his Respectable Actor chips and is now set to work again with a famed French actress.
Pattinson is re-teaming with "Cosmopolis"co-star Juliette Binoche for "The Childhood Of A Leader." Tim Roth rounds out the leading trio the cast in the film co-written by Mona Fastvold and actor Brady Corbert ("Melancholia," "Simon Killer") that will tell the story —as you might have guessed from the title — of the childhood of a post-WWI leader. Which one? Don't ask because for the moment, Variety isn't saying. That being said, we should know more soon.
Everything is coming together for shooting to start in May overseas, with Corbet making his feature directorial debut. So add this to Pattinson's growing list of intriguing projects that he has coming down the line.
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