The fact that Robert Pattinson is starring in a movie about James Dean is surely enough to make any Twi-hard's heart go pitter-patter.
Unfortunately, in Anton Corbijn's upcoming "Life," the actor formerly known as Edward the Sparkly Vampire, will instead be playing Life Magazine photographer Dennis Stock, who profiled the actor less than a year before his tragic death. Instead, the unenviable task of filling Dean's shoes belongs to Dane DeHaan, one of our very favorite actors of the moment, thanks to his wonderful turns in everything from "The Place Beyond the Pines" to the wonderfully WTF Metallica movie "Through the Never." And thanks to Entertainment Weekly (via The Film Stage), you can get your first peek at the two inhabiting their famous roles.
"When I see Rob, I see an inner turmoil that is great for the role," says Corbijn, a Dutch director whose latest movie, "A Most Wanted Man," just premiered at Sundance and will mark one of the last screen performances of Philip Seymour Hoffman. "And Dane is really interesting. He has a beautiful face, but it's a hard face to grasp. It's hard to see how Dane reads [on screen] sometimes, and the same goes for James Dean."
The photo just shows two dudes in a car, but man are those dudes handsome. (Stock followed Dean on the road for a while.) They both sort of look like hieroglyphics you'd see on the wall of some tomb in ancient Egypt. Look for "Life" to be out later this year.
[Photo by EW via The Film Stage]