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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Queen of the Desert starts filming in December according to Deadline

Deadline announced a new cast member for Queen of the Desert - Damian Lewis of Homeland fame. In the announcement, Deadline also said production is set for December. From Deadline:

Damian Lewis, who has won Golden Globes and Emmys for his work as POW-turned-terrorist Nicolas Brody in Showtime’s Homeland, is near a deal to star opposite Nicole Kidman in director Werner Herzog’s Queen Of The Desert. The UK-born Lewis won’t have to hide his homegrown accent for the feature: He will play Lt. Col. Charles Doughty-Wylie, an unhappily married English war hero who engages in a turbulent affair with Gertrude Bell (Kidman), with whom he exchanged love letters with from 1913-1915 until he was killed in active duty at Gallipoli. 
Production is scheduled to begin in December. 
Queen Of The Desert refers to Bell, the iconic explorer, writer, archeologist and attaché for the British Empire who is credited with helping to catalyze the formation of the Middle East at the dawn of the 20th century. Nick Raslan is producing through his Palmyra Films banner along with Cassian Elwes and Michael Benaroya. Benaroya Pictures banner is financing the film. Sierra/Affinity will handle international sales.
Lewis is represented by WME, Markham, Froggatt and Irwin, and Karl Austen.

from indiewire.com

Brit actor Damian Lewis has been in the game for a while now but it's probably fair to say that American audiences probably didn't pay much attention until he popped up as Nicholas Brody in Showtime's hit "Homeland." Now the Golden Globe and Emmy winning actor is using the bounce that that kind of hardware provides to book a gig working with Werner Herzog and Nicole Kidman.
The actor has come aboard the forever developing "Queen Of The Desert." The true story drama will follow Gertrude Bell (Kidman), the traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century who played a crucial role in the development of the Middle East as we know it. Lewis will play Lieutenant Colonel Charles Doughty-Wylie who has an affair with Bell. Hot.
But what about Robert Pattinson, you dedicated fans want to know? Well, he's not mentioned in Deadline's report at all, but presumably he's still attached to play T.E. Lawrence aka Lawrence Of Arabia in the flick. We'll likely find out soon enough as cameras will roll in December.


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Romain Gavras talks about working with Rob to 'Io Donna' (Italy)

Google Translation - We changed a few things to make more sense
Where did you get the inspiration for the video?
Working closely with the team of Dior. Hundred lifetimes in a day and the words of James Dean: "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you were to die today." The result is a character who goes through emotions and different places. Then, with the cinematographer André Chemetoff and production designer Jean -Michel Bertin, we looked for the best visual grammar to tell this story fragmented.

How would you describe the Dior Homme man?
The man we want to represent is someone light, at ease in any situation. It could be on a deserted beach, in a luxury hotel or in an empty house in which he has just moved: he would always be himself. We wanted to move away from the stereotype of the successful, rich and arrogant, and that is why we have added details such as the eighties car that leads to a certain point. The woman is another great way to characterize a man: in the video she is a simple girl, who doesn't dress in a showy way.

Tell us story from the set?
We shot in Brooklyn, Rockaway Beach, immediately after the hurricane. Looking at the beach scene, you can note their signs, for example, the very high sand or cabins destroyed , which gave a strange, unexpected look in a video for a luxury perfume. Oh, and we also ended up in the sea with the car ... It took two boats and a tractor to bring it to the dry sand!

The main difficulty?
Probably the fact of having to film in so many places at once. We had to run all over New York with Rob, who is a big star in Hollywood, dodging paparazzi and all the rest, to not reveal the images of the campaign before the release. Also, before meeting Rob, I had no idea how it would go because we had hectic, very active schedule and sometimes actors don't like working under pressure. But he was great, he gave more than he asked, was with me one hundred percent. In addition, during the shoot, we had great fun.

What is your favorite scene
I really like the part on the beach, the first scene we shot. During the first shot there's something always interesting happening at that moment you'll know if what you had in mind will work or not. It was very nice to hear that it will work.

How was working with Rob?
Rob is extremely curious, he is leaving the phase of the Twilight "poster boy" to play more mature roles. He's already making interesting and choices. Speaking as a director, I can say that he's very easy to work with, an actor able to give so much.

Full interview at the source


Friday, October 18, 2013

New/old #DiorRob pics from a Dior poster

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Rob in Grazia South Africa

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Fragances often trigger memories. Do you have memories related to scents?
I remember my dad wearing Brut de Farbegé. He still has it, and it reminds me of my early school days. So strange it is so ingrained in me; I can still imagine exactly what it smelled like. Later when I was 12 and started talking to girls, I thought wearing perfume was the cool thing to do. I remember being on holiday in Portugal and watching teenagers going into bars. As I believed that splashing cologne would convince everyone I was an adult, I sure did: that and hair gel were my best friends that summer.

Are there landscapes or cities you associate with certain scents?
My dad comes from Yorkshire where the moors have miles of heather, and the smell of it is just incredible.

Do you have a favorite scent?
I like the smell of people! It is really odd and a total pherormone thing, but you can often tell someone's nature by their smell. We hang out with people because they smell good to us on an unconscious level.

Now that you're 27, is wearing fragance more feel-good gesture or a seduction move?
It still seems like a very adult thing to do. And if you go out with some fragance on, you are going out for a reason...

What woman could be wearing Dior Homme, in your eyes?
A free spirit. A woman of her own mind, refusing to smell "pretty" or do what's expected of her. And clearly a woman who is not confused about her idea of femininity.

How sweet is the smell of success?
Being an actor is a weird thing and one's idea of success, strangely enough, changes over the years. But there is the "sweet" side of success: I don't have to worry and work just for money, for a few years at least. I have an enourmous amount of respect for films, so I'm trying to use whatever time, energy and influence I have to make interesting choices that no one else is making. I just said I was "trying" but it's funny you know: I do not really feel like I have been successful yet. There is something about Dior that is very close to my present state of mind: it is almost aggessively independent, and that is what I'm trying to do with everything at that stage of my life.

You never seem to relax, but when you do, what's your favorite...
Spot to relax?
In the English countryside.
Piece of literature? Anything by Martin Amis.
Piece of music, musician or band? Probably Van Morrison.
Moment of the day? That changes depending on what I did the day before.
Pastime? I do not really have any. But it's probably something to do with music.
Animal to be around? My two dogs.
Word to hear? Yes.


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Robert Pattinson to star in Death Grips film, Misoneism -NOT!?

ETA: Pitchforks just posted that Rob is probably not doing a movie with Death Grips' Zach Hill. Even on their article they're not sure of what's going on. Is this part of a "social experiment" as mentioned on the letter released by the band (posted below) to Pigeons and Planes and now denied to Pitchforks? Well we'll wait and see.

From Pitchforks (read the full article at the link)

However, the band tells Pitchfork that none of this is true. There is no short film directed by Zach Hill and starring Robert Pattinson. They don't know who sent the letter.

But, this being Death Grips... who knows what's going on.

ETA2: Colin Hanks spoke to Consequences of Sound and said he didn't make a movie with the band.

From Consequences of Sound:
Hanks tells Consequence of Sound that news of him making a movie with Death Grips is untrue. So it definitely looks ilike we can chalk this one up as a hoax. Sorry, folks.

ETA 3: Pigeons and Planes posted an update to their post saying that someone claiming to be Death Grips' management confirmed the letter, but the confirmation might be fake. So we're back to wait and see...

From Pigeons and Planes
UPDATE: According to Pitchfork, the band has denied that any of this is true, but this may be all part of the plan. Someone claiming to be Death Grips’ management has confirmed the original letter with us, saying they are trying to keep this low key. But there is a chance that this confirmation is fake. Stay tuned.

Original Post

From Pigeons and Planes
Death Grips have been in the news lately for canceling dates and not showing up to scheduled concerts, but they’ve been productive during their time off. Today, they sent out a press release (sent “exclusively to 10 smaller websites”) to let people know what they’ve been up to, and in addition to starting a record label, they’ll be releasing books, artwork, and a film. The film is about underground prostitution, and in line with what Death Grips has been doing since day one, it sets out to shed light “in a shocking and abrasive way.” Read the full message below:

This is a message from DEATH GRIPS.

We have recently founded a record label, created via a very unique relationship with Harvest/Capitol, to be distributed by Caroline. On here, we anticipate our creative endeavours being achieved with unaltered possibilities. Not only does it function as a medium to distribute any upcoming music we create, but it will also be used as a platform to showcase other forms of art. Stefan Burnett, our vocalist, will soon be releasing a very limited number of hardback books for his visual artwork, with the help of PictureBox. Not only that, but Zach Hill is currently wrapping up a short film he directed with an OST by DEATH GRIPS. The film is entitled Misoneism, is shot entirely in monochrome film, and follows the exploits of a young man forced into the underground prostitution business in Brazil. Starring Robert Pattinson and Colin Hanks, the film hopes to shed light on the matter in a shocking and abrasive way. The film is slated for a Spring 2014 release with a one time only screening at Sacramento’s historic Guild Theater. Further details on Misoneism will be released in the coming weeks through our Tumblr (now wiped clean and specifically dedicated to Misoneism.) A 2 minute trailer is to be released on the aforementioned link very soon.

Birds, released on 21st of August, can now be officially announced as a cut from Misoneism’s OST. The track was received extremely well.

This message has been sent to exclusively 10 smaller websites to accentuate the minimal approach we are going to approach the promotion of Misoneism. The film was conceived with the ethos of Sacramento’s 70′s independent films, most of which were fairly low budget and gained, at best, modest popularity. In a sense, the promotion is a social experiment. We purposefully employed very high profile actors to star in an experimental, avant-garde film, promoted only on smaller indie music websites and publications for reasons that we will reveal in the upcoming press kit.

m0re to come.


Birds by the Death Grops that will be in Misoneism’s OST

In May 2013 Death Grips announced in an official message that Zach was currently working on writing, directing, and soundtracking a feature film (source)

Zach is currently writing, directing and soundtracking an original feature film. The movie is of his own creation, fictionally based and not related to the group. The film will be soundtracked with all new Death Grips music. He is also working on and recording the new Death Grips album at the moment. Death Grips is Stefan. Zach. Andy. Zach is very much still in Death Grips.

-Death Grips


Wednesday, October 16, 2013

New pics of Rob in LA - Oct 15th

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Rob will attend 'Australians in film' awards & benefit dinner in LA next week- October 24th

Australia will flex its Hollywood muscle in Los Angeles next week, with Baz Luhrmann, Jacki Weaver, Joel Edgerton and Alex O'Loughlin among the list of Aussies to be honoured at a benefit dinner in Los Angeles.

The dinner, organised by LA-based non-profit Australians in Film, will also include plenty big name non-Aussies, headed by Twilight heart-throb Robert Pattinson, Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell and Matrix duo Andy and Lana Wachowski who will present awards.

Luhrmann and Edgerton's Blue-Tongue Films collective will receive the Fox Studios Australia-sponsored Orry-Kelly International Award, named after Australia's most prolific Oscar-winning costume designer, who won three Academy Awards in the 1950s for An American in Paris, Les Girls and Some Like It Hot.

Weaver, who became hot property in Hollywood with her 2010 performance in the Blue-Tongue crime drama Animal Kingdom, and Hawaii Five-O star O'Loughlin, will receive Breakthrough Awards.

Australia's touted next big thing actor, Sullivan Stapleton, who stars in the upcoming 300 sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire and had a role opposite Sean Penn in Gangster Squad, will also receive a Breakthrough Award.

The AusFilm international award will be presented to Warner Bros president of worldwide production Steve Papazian.

The annual benefit dinner, to be held at LA's InterContinental hotel next Thursday (October 24), will support Australians in Film's mission to usher Australian filmmakers into the international market and provide educational programs for the organisation's members.

More Details - From 'Australians in Film' Official Twitter:

Australians in Film Awards & Benefit Dinner 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
InterContinental Los Angeles

 Full press release - Click on the picture or read it HERE


Sunday, October 13, 2013

Robert Pattinson in Elle Man – Canada

The magazine Elle Man comes with Elle Canada – the interview is the same as Elle France

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Rob in Cosmopolitan Singapore

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Contrats on being the new Dior Homme ambassador! How do you feel?
I was coming to the end of Twilight when Dior approached me, and I was really shocked at first because the name alone sounded almost legendary. I remember meeting the creative team, and their interest in an artistic collaboration convinced me.

Are you easily convinced?
Easily! No. Ha ha! I wouldn't have considered this real acting when I first started my career. But I've done some movies, and grown in many ways. When we sat down to discuss the concept, everybody seemed quite fearless. I thought it could be similar to doing a short movie and became really excited. It was challenging, and an interesting way to complement my film works.

What's your most unforgettable scent?
My dad's from Yorkshire, where the moors have miles of heather, and we used to go there every Christmas. I'll always remember the smell - it's incredible.

And what's your favorite scent?
I like the smell of people. Ha ha! It's really odd but, to me, you can often tell a person's nature from the scent he or she uses. I think we hang out with people because subconsciously we like how good they smell. Or is it just me?!


Friday, October 11, 2013

Rob in Ativa (Portugal) and Style up your life (Austria) Magazines

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One of the weirdest encounters that Rob Pattinson had when he was "out of character" was with an intrepid seven year old fan who passionately asked him "Bite me, please." The phrase sums up the desire of millions of women around the world, of all ages, that wouldn't care to feel a bite on the carotid from him .
But Rob is slowly leaving behind the ghost of Edward Cullen, the famous vampire from The Twilight Saga. No wonder that this artistic grown was responsible for the invitation to be the new face of the Dior Homme campaign. "Dior is a name so iconic, and I love what people call the French touch," says the actor . The campaign video, directed by Romain Gavras ,shows us a sexy 'bad boy' version of Rob. Opposite the model Camille Rowe at the sound of 'Whole Lotta Love' by Led Zeppelin, he personifies the cool urban young man, elegant, adventurous, and seductive. "The idea to redefine a classic fragrance was very attractive to me, and anything with a "heavier" air, associated with Dior, brings an interesting mix of emotions. Romain and I imagined someone quite sophisticated but a little wild. A free spirit that do what he wants and is fearless about it." And for him the free spirits are much more attractive. "I'm fascinated by people who genuinely don't care to what others think."

"When we thought about the character in the film, we immediately imagined a younger Jean-Paul Belmondo. A seductive man, witty and fun." Robert Pattinson

"It's witty and sophisticated. But it also has something very honest in it," Pattinson says about the new video and sensual campaign that he shot for the fragrance Dior Homme. "I never felt like we were 'selling' anything during the time that we were of filming. It was just fun."

The second part of the article talks about his career, focusing on Edward and Twilight, with quotes from old interviews from New Moon promo (it's mentioned in the article that the quotes are from that promo). Nothing new, but here is the translation of his quotes - mostly about Twilight.:

"People thought it would be a "viking" movie. I thought that! I was already seeing myself in a disgusting wig and saying 'this is Edward'" The actor doesn't mince words when he speaks of his character. "People who hate the films tend to be very cynical and moralistic and generally speak of what they haven't seen. And I think I'm one of those cynical and moralist people that would have hated it, if I hadn't seen it,"
"When I read the book, I thought the author was crazy. It was as like she had dreamed about something very sexy and had written about her fantasies. But the book has a lot of action and turns out to be quite honest... what is a bit strange."
About the screaming fans "It seems they like this old-fashioned kind of guy, men who will open the car door and are real gentlemen. I thought they weren't attracted to that..."
Pattinson has two older sisters and says that they helped him develop a side... "kind of like a gentleman. I grew up surrounded by many girls, so I guess I have a different mentality." And did that help him understand women? " Maybe I've become more... patient!"
"I miss going to the movies in Los Angeles, that has the best cinemas in the world. I used to go four or five times a week but now it is impossible, with all cellphone cameras."

Style Up Your Life (Austria)

Full Scans

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Since his role in the vampire saga Twilight, Robert Pattinson is part of Hollywood’s A-list of actors.Therefore it is hardly surprising that he was chosen to be the new face of Dior Homme. STYLE UP YOUR LIFE! met with the trendy film star for an interview.

Smells often trigger memories of certain things.
What do you associate with certain smells?I remember very clearly that my father always used to wear Brut de Faberge“. Do you remember that fragrance? He still owns it today and it reminds me of my early time at school. It‘s anchored very deeply in my memory and to this day I remember exactly how it smells. When I started getting interested in girls (at about age 12), I decided it was cool to wear perfume. On a holiday in Portugal I watched some teenagers go into a bar. To convince them I was older, I put on some Eau de Cologne (laughs).

Are there landscapes or towns you associate with certain smells?
My father is from Yorkshire, where you get a lot of heather in the moors. That smell is simply unbelievable. We used to go there at Christmas and although I haven‘t been there for a long time, I still remember that smell.

Do you have a favorite smell?
It doesn’t necessarily have to be a perfume. I like the smell of people! (laughs) It is really strange and I‘m sure it has to do with pheromones. We like people because subconsciously we like the way they smell. I always find this very interesting to observe.

You are 27 years old. Do you wear perfume to feel comfortable or to seduce?
It still feels like something very grown up. If you use perfume when going out, you‘re going out for a very specific reason (smiles).

Which woman could wear Dior Homme in your opinion?
A free thinker! A headstrong woman who refuses to smell “pretty“. She never does exactly what you would expect of her. It certainly would be a woman with a very specific image of femininity.

Do London (where you have lived), New York (where you shot the campaign) and Paris (home of Dior) have their own smell?
Apart from my family I miss the smell of London after i trained the most. The airports Heathrow and Gatwick are surrounded by fields. When you land there you immediately smell wet grass and it really always rains when I land there. New York is totally different. For me the town smells of food, because it’s available at every corner. Strangely enough I never associate France with food although it is a large part of the French culture. It’s more of a visual thing, a certain feeling. Paris IS a feeling. To describe Paris is a bit like describing Dior. It’s a very different world. I really love strolling freely through a town in which films are still respected as an art form.