By: Eric Eisenberg
If Carey Mulligan isn’t careful she is going to earn the jealousy of women worldwide. Just last year she got to star alongside both Ryan Gosling and Michael Fassbender in Drive and Shame, respectively, and now she’s going to get the chance to work alongside yet another one of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs. Robert Pattinson, who has the final film in the Twilight franchise due out next month, has been cast alongside Mulligan in the drama Hold on To Me.
Deadline has learned that the project is being sold at the American Film Market, and the project has Academy Award winning filmmaker James Marsh attached to helm. Based on a true story, the movie will have Mulligan playing a “femme fatale who with her boyfriend kidnaps and ransoms the town’s richest man.” The plan, however, goes horribly wrong and they have to bury the body. Pattinson will be playing Jimmy, the “woman’s life love.” Brad Ingelsby, who wrote the upcoming Scott Cooper thriller Out of the Furnace, is writing the screenplay.
Pattison’s dance card for 2013 is filling up fast, as this is only the latest addition to his upcoming schedule. He is also set to co-star with Guy Pearce in David Michod’s The Rover and Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire’s military thriller about the search for Saddam Hussein, Mission: Blacklist. This past summer the man better known as Edward won over many critics with his starring role in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis and has The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II due out on November 16, 2012.
Source: Cinema Blend