In Eye For Film’s wonderful new interview with Childhood of a Leader’s Director Brady Corbet, he discusses non-poetic cinema, fanaticism, Robert Pattinson and the pervasive cult of celebrity. Brady also gave us a little insight into Rob’s wonderful work ethics, while also making some news by revealing that Robert is set to star in his wife and collaborator, Mona Fastvold’s upcoming, big screen adaptation of Tarjei Vesaas‘ period drama The Bleaching Yard. Joining them on that project is Childhood of a Leader producer, Chris Cohen as well as her producers from The Sleepwalker. The award winning first time director also mentioned the possibility of Rob joining the cast of his next film; Vox Lux. Corbet describes that feature as being an ensemble piece about “the turn of the 21st century to the present. It’s about the rise of a pop star.” We’ve added a few excerpts below, but the full interview is available HERE.
Brady Corbet on making audiences think, Robert Pattinson and the culture of celebrity.
Brady Corbet’s The Childhood Of A Leader is out in UK cinemas today (August 18) after Protagonist Pictures stepped in following the announcement that original distributor Metrodome had fallen into insolvency this week. The British distribution is being handled by Soda Pictures. Read more