Robert Pattinson is currently filming The Childhood of a Leader in Budapest and will take a day off to promote Life at Berlinale on Monday but a new announcement has surfaced. He will join Mia Wasikowska and Guy Pearce in Martin Koolhoven’s Brimstone! Rob previously worked with Mia in Maps To The Stars and Guy in The Rover.
The official website has a great synopsis:
Brimstone is a suspenseful tale of guilt and retribution that unfolds in America at the end of the 19th century. A dark, violent and epic western/thriller about a young woman (and her family) whose lives change drastically when a new preacher comes to town. The story, told in four chapters, shows us how the young woman has to fight for her life and those of her loved ones, but also portrays the horrible past that led up to these events.
Embankment also has a synopsis on their website as well as some pre-production title treatment (image at the top of the post):
Retribution is coming…
Prepare yourself. For something very special…
A triumphant epic of survival set in the searing wilds of the Badlands, the menacing inferno of the old American West.
A tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth.
Our heroine is Liz, carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, accused of a crime she didn’t commit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher – a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis.
But Liz is a genuine survivor; she’s no victim – a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve.
Mia will play Liz, our heroine and Guy will play the diabolical reverend. Rob will play an outlaw! This sounds like one helluva western with this trio. According to the official twitter account, @BrimstoneMovie, filming will take place May 2015 in Canada and Europe.
Here is additional info from Screen Daily when Mia and Guy were first announced a few days ago:
Mia Wasikowska and Guy Pearce are to lead cast of Martin Koolhoven’s thriller western Brimstone, which UK sales outfit Embankment Films has boarded ahead of Berlin’s EFM (Feb 5-13).
Stoker star Wasikowska will play Liz, a heroine on the run from her past and hunted by Pearce’s (The Rover) diabolical preacher.
Koolhoven, director of Second World War epic Winter in Wartime, directs from his own script which will be shot by Bullhead and The Drop cinematographer Nicolas Karakatsanis.
The film is due to start shooting in May 2015.
Els Vandevorst (Winter in Wartime, Dogville) of N279 Entertainment is producing, in co-production with Studio Babelsberg, The Film Farm and Prime Time.
Nik Powell and Backup Media’s Jean-Baptiste Babin and Joel Thibout are executive producers while CAA rep US rights.