Robert Pattinson heading for Life in Australia
The screenplay is by Australian writer Luke Davies, and centres on the story of Dennis Stock (Pattinson), a freelance photographer working on an assignment for Life Magazine. Based on a true story, the film examines Stock’s unlikely friendship with James Dean, of whom he took many now iconic photographs. American Dane DeHaan will play the iconic screen actor who died in a car crash aged just 24.
Emile Sherman and Iain Canning produce for See Saw Films, along with Christina Piovesan, Benito Mueller and Wolfgang Mueller. Life is one of four features to secure funding from Screen Australia in an announcement on 5 December.
Graeme Mason, Screen Australia’s CEO, said of the news: “Australian producer Emile Sherman and Australian writer Luke Davies’ co-production Life is a beautifully written biopic and a great international collaboration that we’re thrilled to be involved with.”