COPIED AND PASTE
Yesterday Deadline Hollywood came out with a report that GK Films is developing a project for Angelina Jolie, based on a 2009 BBC miniseries called Unforgiven. It’s about a woman who, after fifteen years in prison for murdering two police officers, attempts to reconnect with her sister only to find herself the target of a revenge plot hatched by the sons of one of the men she killed. GK is already partnered with Angelina to produce her Bosnian War love story, and Unforgiven is being adapted for features by Christopher McQuarrie, one of the writers on Angelina’s upcoming The Tourist. This crowd must really get along.
As Deadline points out, Angelina doesn’t commit until she has a script in hand, but this project is supposedly fast-tracked, so it’s feasible it could be all systems go next spring or so. You don’t fast-track stuff you’re not willing to spend money on. And yeah, sure, I’d buy it. I like Angelina, I think she’s a good actress, and it sounds more Changeling than Beyond Borders.
And there’s a twist.There’s speculation in the wind that Robert Pattinson has been tapped for this project (I would assume as one of the vengeful sons). He had a meeting late last year with Angelina’s lawyer, Robert Offer--and a “celebratory” dinner, too--so his recent trip to see Salt with his agent is suddenly rife with new possibility. You know what? I like this, too. Pattinson needs a non-romantical role. He needs something that has nothing to do with how pretty he is and would actively work against his appeal. As Fight Club turned Brad Pitt from pretty boy to man’s man, so could a violent, explosive role transform Pattinson.
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Tink: HOLY SMOKES! *fans self* That set would be on FIRE! Sure sure...Rob's character could be the vengeful son hunting the stunning Angelina who would probably be not so stunning in makeup made to age BUT! The set would still be on FIRE! I bet Brad would visit often too! GAH!!! Too much hotness...
Oh oh! GossipCop.com turned on the cold water in this hot shower...
Reports emerged yesterday that Angelina Jolie will develop a film based on a BBC miniseries called Unforgiven. The potential project would grow from the same partnership behind Jolie’s upcoming Bosnian War movie.
Now rumors are buzzing that Robert Pattinson is also attached to Unforgiven. “There’s speculation in the wind that Robert Pattinson has been tapped for this project,” reports Lainey Gossip. The actor met late last year with Jolie attorney Robert Offer, observes the site, “so his recent trip to see [her movie] Salt with his agent is suddenly rife with new possibility.”
While it’s always possible a high-profile actor like Pattinson could join Unforgiven — especially, as the site notes, to demonstrate his range — as of now, he is not involved. A Pattinson insider tells Gossip Cop that rumors connecting him to the film are inaccurate.
Tink: BOO! Party poopers...who wants facts?! They are so overrated ;)
Well this might not be Rob's next project post-Breaking Dawn but there's a chance people can't talk about his involvement yet. It sounds like a promising role and we'd love to see if it becomes a fact but until further notice...its still just....gossip :(
What kind of role do you think Rob will take on next? I'd like him to do a movie like Castaway where there's no one but Rob and a beach for hours. I never really pay attention to anyone else when he's on screen anyway. And instead of Wilson, the volleyball, there could be a guitar and a piano. Sounds good right? I'm gonna draft a script and send it to Stephanie RIGHT NOW... ;)