It looks like David Cronenberg has found a new muse. Viggo Mortensen is in his fifties now and he seems to have found new blood in Robert Pattinson.
It’s no slight to Viggo I’m sure. Ass a matter of fact, they work together last year in ‘A Dangerous Method.’ But hollowed is a young mans game and everyone looking for that young protagonist who can act and bring people to the theaters.
Martin Scorsese did the same thing. As Robert De Nero hit his fifties, Scorsese turned to Leonardo DiCaprio, from 2002 to 2010 Leo played Scorsese’s lead in four straight films.
Now on heels of Cosmopolis, a drama that follows a young billionaire (Pattinson) on a trek across Manhattan, Cronenberg is gearing up to shot another film with his young new lead.
“I’m filming another movie with Cronenberg but I don’t know when he wants to start filming,” Pattinson told French publication Les InRockuptibles [via RPLife]. “It’s going to be his first one in France and he promises it’s going to be very strange. The next two or three years are going to be crucial for me. It’s now that everything happens.”
Though Robert Pattinson didn’t specify the project, rumor has it that Cronenberg wants him for his dark thriller, “Map To The Stars” — a project Cronenberg has been trying to get made since 2006.
MORE: Cosmopolis Trailer
In reference to the film Cronenberg said, ”You could say it’s a Hollywood film because the characters are agents, actors and managers, but it is not a satire like ‘The Player.” Sounds interesting enough to me. In the worlds of David Cornberg, “Hollywood is a world that is seductive and repellent at the same time, and it is the combination of the two that makes it so potent. I won’t fall back on some clichés or simplistic sloganeering, because the culture and what it reveals about Western culture and the rest of the world is very complex.”
Ain’t that the truth.
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