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Pattinson has signed a first-look overall production deal that encompasses the whole spectrum of Warner divisions, including Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Television and HBO Max.
The deal, which represents the actor’s first foray into producing, also takes into account a range of releasing platforms, among them theatrical, SVOD and television.
“Warner Bros Pictures and HBO have always been synonymous with groundbreaking filmmaking,” Pattinson said in a statement. “I’m thrilled to be working with them to discover the most exciting new voices in film and television and help bring their visions to life. I’ve loved working with the studio over the years and have so much respect for their dedication, their willingness to take chances and their desire to push the envelope creatively.”
After becoming a worldwide name thanks to the Twilight movies, Pattinson dug into the world of indie movies, working with auteur filmmakers such as Robert Eggers (The Lighthouse) and Benny and Josh Safdie (Good Time).
The actor has recently returned to the world of big-budget filmmaking — though still with directors with a singular vision. He starred with John David Washington in Christopher Nolan’s Tenet, which was released last year. The Batman, in which Pattinson plays Bruce Wayne, aka Batman, is being directed by Matt Reeves.
The latter movie wrapped production earlier this year, and the new deal would appear to indicate that Warners likes what it sees so far. The Batman is due to be released March 4, 2022.
“We have been incredibly impressed with Rob’s eye for identifying dynamic new filmmakers,” said Warners’ president of production and development Courtenay Valenti and New Line president and CCO Richard Brener in a joint statement. “Additionally, he is continually nurturing exciting story ideas into compelling screenplays. We are so excited that Warner Bros. and New Line will be his home and that we get to benefit from his creative, commercial passions.”
Pattinson is repped by WME, Curtis Brown, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sloane Offer.
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