Fans of Robert Pattinson are already well-aware that the actor is hunkered down in Toronto shooting the movie Life, which follows the real-life friendship between Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock (played by RPattz) and James Dean. And just when you thought the flick couldn't sound any cooler, now we hear that Oscar winner and Iron Man 3 star Ben Kingsley has signed on to star alongside Rob and Dane DeHaan (who plays Dean).
There's no definite confirmation on which role Kingsley will play, but I'd venture to guess that his mere involvement in the flick means it's going to be on a whole new level.
Although he's had his fair share of quality roles since Edward Cullen, Rob has yet to star in a film that's received significant critical acclaim and/or awards. But perhaps Kingsley's casting means Life is primed for both ... which means Rob is one step closer to shirking his teen vampire heartthrob image and racking up some Oscars of his own!
Does this news give you hope that Rob will start winning awards and scoring even better roles?
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