Robert Pattinson to Star in James Dean Movie Life

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By Michael Lewittes

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Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan have just been tapped to star in Life, the real-life story about James Dean’s friendship with Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock. DeHaan will star as Dean, and Pattinson will play Stock. Anton Corbijn is set to direct the film, which will chronicle when Stock was assigned to shoot Dean, and how the two became friends during a cross-country trip.

Stock was the photographer who took the iconic picture of Dean, walking through New York’s Times Square in a long overcoat, with a cigarette dangling from his mouth. For Pattinson, it’s a great opportunity to show his acting chops since Stock, while a wonderful photographer, was an awful father. Gossip Cop has also exclusively learned from sources close to Pattinson that part of his preparation for the role of Stock, the actor will practice taking photos and learning more about photography using an old-school classic camera.

Life is set to begin production in early 2014.

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