First Look: Robert Pattinson In The Safdie Brothers' 'Good Time'; Talks 'Twilight'

In what has become a near-annual occurrence, actor Robert Pattinson has yet another film making its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Previous years have included David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis,” and “Maps To The Stars,” David Michôd’s “The Rover” and now, in 2017, the Safdie Brothers’ “Good Time,” a crime drama playing in competition.

Described as a neo-grindhouse crime flick, Pattinson recently said of the movie: “[It’s] this really hardcore kind of Queens, New York, mentally damaged psychopath, bank robbery movie.” Jennifer Jason Leigh and Barkhad Abdi co-star. On the heels of its announcement, a clearly proud and excited Josh Safdie has shared a first look of the movie and it features a neon-tinted look not dissimilar to the aesthetic of their breakthrough film, “Heaven Knows What,” which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2014. Safdie wrote on Instagram:

GOOD TIME, the film we’ve been slaving over For the past 19 months, will world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in the main competition! Here’s a still of Robert Pattinson as Connie. He and everyone else in the film are incredible. @a24 will release the film in the US. This movie couldn’t have happened without many great HARD working people, who know who they are.. Hope we made you proud. (Re: the above picture, for fellow heads: it’s a crop, we shot 2.35 on 35mm)

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And in related Pattinson news, the actor suggests he’s slightly open to more “Twilight” appearances as Edward Cullen. Pattinson joked about a spin-off film, but then got a little serious when asked if he would consider returning to the role and his thoughts on new “Twilight” films.

“I mean, I’m always kind of curious,” Pattinson admitted to Yahoo. “Anything where there’s a mass audience — or seemingly an audience for it — I always like the idea of subverting people’s expectations. So there could be some radical way of doing it, which could be quite fun. It’s always difficult when there’s no source material. But, yeah, I’m always curious.”

The actor also discussed “Good Time” with Yahoo as well. “I sort of, to a fault, rely a little bit too much on being inspired by things that land on my doorstep,” he said of his acting choices. “I literally just did this movie called ‘Good Time,’ which I think is a really interesting role. But I would’ve never, ever predicted that I would’ve liked it. I think [the character’s] basically the embodiment of an angry commenter on the Internet.”

An updated synopsis (Google Translated from French):

A bank robbery that goes wrong… Connie managed to escape, but his brother Nick is arrested. While Connie is trying to gather the bail to free her brother, another option is offered to him: make escape. Thus begins in the slums of New York City, a long night under adrenaline.

A24 is releasing “Good Time” in the U.S., perhaps later this year after they can gauge the Cannes and press response. [via RPWW]

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