Robert Pattinson to Co-Star in ‘The Childhood of a Leader’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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Juliette Binoche, Tim Roth topline directorial debut from actor Brady Corbet

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, Amour Fou and Scope Pictures. Protagonist Pictures will handle international film sales.

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 Olivier Assayas’ “Sils Maria.”

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  1. Concetta fazio says:

    So happy to see Rob collaborating with this young director. He has spiken about uncompetitive collaboration and now he’s putting action to his thoughts.
    Such a great guy and huge talent. This won’t be the ladt we see of Rob breaking ground and we’re thrilled to see it!!

  2. bettybmusing says:

    This is More Great News for RP for 2014. *God-Speed Robert.

  3. Trie says:

    who does RP do to get acting jobs with his lack of talent?

  4. Bonie says:

    I keep hearing how he only works with known and very respected directors so now he works for a first time director? Appears to be a smaller budget movie as well. I thought he didn’t do these small films only Kristen.

    • Joyce James says:

      Most of the movies Rob is scheduled to do in 2014 are small movies. The Rover with David Michol and Guy Pearson filmed earlier this year was a small movie. Also Map to the Stars (filmed July-Aug) of this year was a small movie. Kristen is not the only one who does small movies and there is no reason to compare the two. Let’s be happy for both.

  5. Alex says:

    Amazing news! Such a great director, and amazing cast.

  6. boo says:

    So happy to see Robert Pattinson got another film! I began to think Hollywood was brain dead.
    Please stop making
    Marvel movies.

  7. George says:

    Impressive directorial debut for a fine young actor. Can’t wait to see what Corbet does with this. Strong cast in Binoche, Roth, and Pattinson.

  8. Molly J. says:

    Wonderful news for Rob… he’s going to be awfully busy in 2014!! He’s such a talented young actor. I look forward to seeing all his upcoming work!

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