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Good Time, according to the Safdie Brothers, is their first “movie movie.” The creative brothers have been directing and writing films for the past 10 years, but it wasn’t until Good Time that they decided to fully engaged with the industry.
“We wanted to make sure we had our language down,” Joshua Safdie explained. “It’s a thrilling movie that actually thrills.”
In turn, the brothers also got to work with their first movie star: Robert Pattinson. “I saw a banner from their previous movie [Heaven Knows What] on a website and sent a crazy, obsessive email saying, ‘I know, I know. It’s meant to be,'” the actor said.
Stopping by The Hollywood Reporter offices to talk about the film, Pattinson discussed changing his physicality and accent for the role of Connie. “I’ve always really liked figuring out what the voice of a character is,” he said of learning the Queens accent. “An accent is not just from the place. There’s a reason someone speaks like that. You can almost tell what the area is like because of the accent and from what the area is like you can tell how they grew up — it’s kind of like reverse-engineering a character.”
For the full interview, watch the video above.
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