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“CHARACTER: ‘Jerome Fontana’ is THE LIMO DRIVER –Played by Robert Pattinson
“Plus we’re both dual-disorder”
“When Agatha Weiss returns to Los Angeles, she makes an instant connection with the first person she encounters: her limo driver, a would-be screenwriter who chauffeurs the far more successful, and who becomes entangled in her larger-than-life drama.”
Taking the role of Jerome is leading star Robert Pattinson, who wanted to work with Cronenberg again on the heels of taking the lead role in Cosmopolis (coincidentally, Pattinson played a billionaire who is a limo passenger throughout the film.)
He was one of the first cast members to sign on, which Martin Katz says helped buoy the project. ‘Robert’s enthusiasm for Maps To The Stars is one of the things that really got us underway. Jerome is not a large role but it’s significant in the story and his joining the cast gave us a terrific amount of momentum,’ recalls the producer [Martin Katz]. ‘In a sense he is playing Bruce Wagner, who was himself at one time a limo driver and unemployed writer.’
Cronenberg was thrilled to reunite with Pattinson, and in such a different kind of role. ‘I think Rob was really happy to be part of an ensemble,’ he says. ‘But Jerome is also a critical character, a lovely character and it was a chance for Rob to give a more naturalistic performance. I knew he would be fabulous and he was.’
Smart people at Washington Post. They’ve included The Rover at #1 in their ‘Summer movie preview: 10 anticipated indies’:
1. “The Rover” (June 13) — David Michod’s follow-up to his Aussie crime drama “Animal Kingdom” qualifies as a must-see because of the rare quality of his feature film debut. This one, which will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, stars Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson and is set in a near-future Australia where the world economy has collapsed and bandits roam the Outback.
How I wish we had a time machine right about now! Am SO excited for the film. June 12 cannot come quick enough
According to Cinando both films are listed to be included at the Cannes Film Market – makes sense. Won’t surprise me if Life and QoTD will be there also lookingn for distributors #KingofCannes. I have to admit though I’m still a little nervous about LCoZ since both films are due to film in June. I know they are supporting roles not leads so it’s possible he can do both, I guess time will tell.
If you want a little more insight into the films – then read away:
“THE ROVER: THE CONSEQUENCES OF ECONOMIC COLLAPSE IN A NEAR FUTURE
Directed by David Michôd and based on a story written by the director himself paired with Joel Edgerton, The Rover is set in Australia a decade after the collapse of the western economy, in a context in which the mines are still active and have attracted men more desperate and dangerous and where survival is a daily struggle. The protagonist of the story is Eric, a drifter who has left everything behind and who is full of anger at the theft by a gang of his car, the only thing he had left. His only chance of finding the car is given by Rey, one of the Mebra band which was abandoned after being injured. Forced by circumstances, the two men will pair up for a trip that no one could have predicted the outcome.
Notwithstanding take place in the near future, The Rover is the intention of the authors work on the contemporary, the ability of Western economies to self-destruct because of their own greed and the inevitable change in the balance of power globally. Speaking of issues ranging from the lust for power to the destruction of the environment through the desperate attempts of man to not sink in that dysfunctional society, The Rover, however, is not a dystopian film and described the situation, that of a world pillaged and drained forces and systems quite real, plausible and possible.