December 12th, 2013 / 16 Comments

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In an article with The Aesthete, Brady Corbet mentions ‘The Childhood Of A Leader’ & gives us more insight into the plot. How GOOD does this sound.

Corbet is about to embark on his most daunting and risky gamble to date. As soon as he wraps Paradise Lost, he heads back to Paris to begin prep on his debut feature as a writer-director. And it’s a doozy: a WWI-era period drama called The Childhood of a Leader that he plans to film in both English and French with no genre hook or titillating graphic content.

“It’s about an American family that has to go to France for the Paris peace conference,” Corbet says. “But it’s really a dark fable about this little boy coming of age during a very politically charged period in world history.” Corbet is well aware that to many it might seem like something of a tough sell. “I’m trying to find new and evocative ways to talk about it and make it sound not so dry because it is very formal, but it’s almost a thriller. It flirts with being a thriller for sure. Yeah, it’s a strange film. I guess I’ve always been passionate about anything that feels difficult.”


  • Maria
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    Does this mean we might have scenes where Rob speaks French *______________*

  • Michelle
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    Fingers crossed Maria. IMAGINE 😀

  • Silvie
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    Rob never ceases to amaze with his choices of interesting and intriguing roles. Hope this will definitely go ahead. 😀

  • Jules
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    So intrigued by this and holy sweet moly if we get French speaking Rob in to the bargain *fans self* Thanks for that Maria 😉 Looking forward to hearing more about this project. 😀

  • Silvie
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    FINALLY, AT LAST I got a picture of our beautiful, gorgeous, talented Rob

  • Michelle
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    Looks GORGEOUS Silvie 🙂

  • Silvie
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    Thanks Michelle, now I hope this will work on my home laptop.

  • Sue
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    Loving all this Rob news – this project sounds fabulous, can’t wait to hear more.

    ps. Also loving everyone’s Xmas Robs!

  • Michelle
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    Me too Sue, on both counts!

  • Sare
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    I Love that Rob doesn’t play it safe. I haven’t looked at any other posts, so forgive me if I’m asking an already answered question, but do we know the role Rob is playing?

    Oh and Rob speaking French? *_________________* F***!!!
    That’s the only French I know! lol

  • Michelle
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    Not yet Sare, but hopefully we will find out the role Rob is playing very soon. Cannot wait!

  • Carmel
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    Rob is surounding himself with wonderful storytellers with a shared passion for the untold. I know we all just recounted our stories on how we found Rob, but this is the stuff that keeps us here and keeps us fresh too. Our insticts were right. Just look at what he is bringing us!

    @Silvie – What a dangerous avi you have. Well worth the wait

  • Maria
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    Very nice @Silvie very nice indeed!

  • Silvie
    Posted on December 12, 2013

    Sorry guys just checking to see if my new avi works at home.

  • Trish
    Posted on December 13, 2013

    Oh, wow! Yeah, Silvie – it’s working all right! Oh, wasn’t that what you meant…? (Sorry – my dumb ass sense of humour…:D) *does cartwheels* Yay! another possible role for our beautiful man! It seems the only criteria Rob seems to insist on these days is ‘difficult’. He loves a challenge, it seems! @Carmel – well put. He’s worth sticking around for. Thanks, Michelle for finding this and posting!

  • Maria
    Posted on December 13, 2013

    No need to be sorry @Silvie. Nobody is going to be complaining looking at your avi 🙂

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