Pattinson's new love turns tragic

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Robert Pattinson, who proved his romantic appeal in Summit's "Twilight," might play another star-crossed lover in a new Summit project called "Memoirs."

Pattinson, who is reprising his role as vampire Edward Cullen in the "Twilight" sequel "New Moon," is in early talks to star in the new project, which Allen Coulter is considering directing.

"Memoirs," based on an original screenplay by Will Fetters that will be rewritten by "Rachel Getting Married" scribe Jenny Lumet, tells of two lovers whose newfound relationship is threatened as they struggle to deal with family tragedies.

Coulter — who directed "Hollywoodland," which dealt with the death of George Reeves, and has been nominated for six Emmys for his work on HBO's "The Sopranos" and FX's "Damages" — is in negotiations on the project.

Nick Osborne and Trevor Engelson will produce via their Underground Films banner; Summit president of production Erik Feig and vp production Meredith Milton, who brought the project to Summit, will oversee for the studio.

Pattinson is repped by Endeavor, and Coulter and Lumet are repped by ICM.

Borys Kit reported from Los Angeles; Steven Zeitchik reported from New York.
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