Robert Pattinson To Star In New James Dean Biopic

Robert Pattinson has landed an exciting new role playing Dean's real-life pal, Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock...

Robert Pattinson is confirmed to play the role of Dean’s real-life pal, Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock in the upcoming film, reports E! News.

Robert will be starring as young photographer Dennis Stock in the upcoming movie, directed by Anton Corbijn, which centres around the friendship between the Life magazine photographer and Hollywood heartthrob Dean, who will be played by Dane DeHaan.

The film will follow the twosome’s journey as they head out on a road trip from LA to New York to Indiana, a journey that saw Stock take seminal photographs of Dean before his hit role in 1955’s East of Eden.

Robert has been busy melting hearts in his racy new Dior Homme ad, which was released in full at the beginning of this week. The actor has also been snapped on the set of his new movie, Maps to the Stars, getting hot and heavy with Mia Wasikowska.

While Robert has bagged this exciting new role, plenty of 50 Shades fans are lamenting the fact he won’t be stepping into the shoes of the broody Christian Grey.

E.L. James’ author pal Bret Easton Ellis revealed earlier this week that Robert was the bestselling writer’s first choice for the highly anticipated role:

‘E.L. James and I were at Rob Pattinson’s house when she admitted that Rob was first choice for Christian,’ Ellis tweeted.

If it were up to us, Robert would be James Dean, too. Just look at how well he wears a white T-shirt and jeans!

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