Robert Pattinson to Star in Caper 'Good Time' (Exclusive)

Robert Pattinson
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'Heaven Knows What' directing duo Josh and Benny Safdie will helm the indie neo-grindhouse caper.

Robert Pattinson will star in the neo-grindhouse caper Good Time, which will be directed by Josh and Benny Safdie.

The indie film centers on a bank robber's flailing efforts to evade the dragnet closing in on him. Pattinson will star as Connie.

Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein wrote the script for the film, which will be produced by Sebastian Bear-MCclard of Elara Pictures.

The Safdie brothers (pictured below), who recently signed with WME, are indie filmmakers whose most recent project, Heaven Knows What, is in theaters. The critically acclaimed film following a young heroin addict (Arielle Holmes) who finds love in the streets of New York was released by Radius-TWC. It won the C.I.C.A.E Award at the Venice Film Festival and also played at the Toronto Film Festival and New York Film Festival.

The directing team's indie projects include Daddy Longlegs, which played at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and the 2010 Sundance Film Festival; the doc Lenny Cook, which followed a star high school basketball player and played at Tribeca and Venice before airing on Showtime in February 2014; and their debut feature, The Pleasure of Being Robbed, which premiered at SXSW in 2008 and also played at the Cannes sidebar Directors' Fortnight before airing on IFC.

Since starring in the vampire franchise phenomenon known as Twilight, Pattinson has focused his efforts on interesting indie roles. He has worked with esteemed directors including David Michod (The Rover), David Cronenberg (Cosmopolis, Maps to the Stars) and Werner Herzog (Queen of the Desert). His upcoming films include The Childhood of a Leader and The Lost City of Z with Sienna Miller and Charlie Hunnam. He's repped by WME and 3 Arts.

From left: Benny Safdie and Josh Safdie

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