Ben Kingsley, Alessandra Mastronardi Join Robert Pattinson Film 'Life'

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The movie from director Anton Corbijn has started shooting in Toronto.

OTTAWA -- Ben Kingsley and Alessandra Mastronardi (To Rome With Love) have jumped aboard the Robert Pattinson-starrer Life, now shooting in Toronto.

The latest feature from director Anton Corbijn tells the story of a freelance photographer, Dennis Stock (Pattinson), on assignment for Life magazine, and his unlikely friendship with the actor James Dean, played by Dane DeHaan.

The German/Canadian/Australian co-production comes from Australian writer Luke Davies.

Life is produced by See-Saw Films' Iain Canning and Emile Sherman, with Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films, and is co-produced by Wolfgang Mueller and Benito Mueller of Barry Films.

The film also will shoot on location in Los Angeles and is financed by Corner Piece Capital, Telefilm Canada, Film4, Screen Australia, Michel Merkt, The Harold Greenberg Fund and Union Bank.

FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales.