Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki board Christopher Nolan’s next film

Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki are set to star in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film.In January (19), executives at Warner Bros. announced that the Interstellar director was working on an untitled project and set the release date for 17 July 202…

Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki are set to star in Christopher Nolan’s upcoming film.

In January (19), executives at Warner Bros. announced that the Interstellar director was working on an untitled project and set the release date for 17 July 2020, with the movie also to be released in IMAX.

While all further details remain under wraps, with the feature currently only being described as an “event” film, editors at Collider reported on Wednesday (20Mar19) that High Life’s Pattinson will take on a lead role. Reporters at Variety have also claimed that Widows actress Debicki has landed a key role, with BlacKkKlansman star John David Washington, 34, previously attached.

No character details are known, though it is rumoured to be an “action blockbuster”. Nolan will be working on the film with his wife and collaborator, producer Emma Thomas.

Bosses at Warner Bros. previously reserved the same July slot for when Nolan unveiled Dunkirk in 2017, with the World War II feature about the Dunkirk evacuation – which featured Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy – garnering eight Oscar nominations, including nods for Best Picture and Best Director.

The filmmaker, also known for making Inception and The Dark Knight Trilogy, is not currently working on any other movies.

Pattinson, 32, has been busy in recent months shooting a number of films and is now in the post-production phases of Waiting for the Barbarians, The Lighthouse, and The King. He is also shooting The Devil All the Time and The Souvenir: Part II.

Meanwhile, 28-year-old Debicki has completed work on TV series Lovecraft Country and is next set to reprise the part of Ayesha in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3.

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Robert Pattinson doesn’t like to repeat himself with acting roles

Robert Pattinson tries to pick diverse film roles because he becomes self-conscious if it feels like he’s repeating a performance.The British actor rose to fame after starring in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire before playing vampire Edward Cullen …

Robert Pattinson tries to pick diverse film roles because he becomes self-conscious if it feels like he’s repeating a performance.

The British actor rose to fame after starring in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire before playing vampire Edward Cullen five times in the Twilight movie franchise. Since it concluded in 2012, he has been working on a diverse mix of independent films, such as Good Time and The Lost City of Z.

In a new interview with Little Whites Lies magazine, he admitted this was a conscious decision because he hates repeating himself.

“I feel like as soon as I repeat myself even a little bit, I suddenly get really self-conscious. If you’re pushing something out into the unknown a little bit, you can’t judge yourself, because you don’t really know what you’re doing,” he explained.

The 32-year-old added that he would also get bored repeating himself and fall into lazy habits. For this reason, he tries to change up his accent for each role to keep things interesting.

“Even with a voice I can’t really do it more than once, because then I think, ‘Oh, this is my acting voice,'” he said. “That’s why I can’t even do anything in my normal accent, because it doesn’t feel like I’m working.”

Like many British actors, Robert has appeared in his fair share of classic period dramas, but he really fought hard to ensure he never got stuck in that genre.

“When I first started… if you’re tall and have floppy hair and a posh accent, they’re like ‘Period dramas!’ And then you’re exclusively in the period dramas box. I was like, ‘No! I don’t want to do period dramas!'” he joked. “I’ve done a couple, and as soon as I put on the high Edwardian collar, I’m like, ‘Ughhh’. Your costume is out-acting you at all times.”

He has many projects in the pipeline, with High Life, The King and The Lighthouse all set for release in 2019.

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Robert Pattinson was worried High Life wouldn’t get made

Robert Pattinson was concerned that his new sci-fi movie High Life wouldn’t get made due to multiple delays.Robert Pattinson was concerned that his new sci-fi movie High Life wouldn’t get made due to multiple delays.In High Life, veteran French directo…

Robert Pattinson was concerned that his new sci-fi movie High Life wouldn’t get made due to multiple delays.

Robert Pattinson was concerned that his new sci-fi movie High Life wouldn’t get made due to multiple delays.

In High Life, veteran French director Claire Denis’ first English-language film, Pattinson plays Monte, a former criminal who has to fight for survival in deep space where he lives in isolation with his infant daughter Willow.

The Twilight actor, 32, first met with Denis, who directed 1988 movie Chocolat, in Los Angeles to discuss the project when he was 28 years old but he didn’t find out he had got the part until two years later, and he became worried it would never happen.

“It’s crazy, yeah. She shot a whole movie in the time it took. It started to worry me, and High Life is a difficult movie. I was aware of the unlikeliness that it would ever come to fruition,” he told Little White Lies magazine. “As well as being quite ambitious, it’s quite big as well, y’know? It’s literally in space.”

They were originally set to shoot the movie in 2015, the same year he was going to film The Lost City of Z, but fortunately it ended up being delayed again.

“High Life kept getting pushed and pushed. It was supposed to shoot in 2015, the same years as The Lost City of Z with James Gray, and I was really worried that I was going to have to shoot them at the same time,” he explained. “But it took another year or two.”

The British actor pursued Denis because he was a fan of her earlier films, which include Beau Travail, and Trouble Every Day, and put his faith in her completely during the shoot, as he didn’t always understand what the story was about.

“The script was changing so much as we were doing it. I just trusted Claire so much,” he added. “I think having a complete idea of who the character is or what the story’s about, it makes it less interesting. With High Life, I was just playing each individual scene as an independent entity. So I wasn’t even thinking about what sort of film it was.”

High Life, which also stars Juliette Binoche and OutKast’s Andre Benjamin, debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival in September (18), and is set to hit U.S. cinemas from April (19).

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