Robert Pattinson starring as a hot young thing struggling with a star-crossed love?
It could work.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Twilight’s broodiest vampire has entered into early talks to trade in his would-be fangs in favor of the slightly more realistic—but just as potentially dreamy—drama Memoirs.
The film centers on two new lovers whose burgeoning relationship is threatened when they each must deal with family tragedies.
Joining Pattinson in today’s action-packed casting roundup is fellow teen dream Zac Efron, along with Jon Hamm, Freida Pinto, Tom Hanks and Vanessa Redgrave, while Dennis Quaid and Julianne Moore are teaming up to show their primary colors, starring as Bill and Hillary Clinton.
Now that’s politics in action.
First up, the Pattz-approved Memoirs. Rachel Getting Married writer Jenny Lumet is on board to give the script a final once-over.
Adding to the likelihood that the project will quickly become Pattinson’s official next swoon-worthy vehicle, the film is being produced by Summit Entertainment, the same company that assembled Twilight and the now-shooting New Moon.
There’s no word on a possible start date for the project, though Pattinson is currently reprising his role as—as if you had to ask—Edward Cullen in the second installment of the Stephenie Meyer franchise.