Conspicuous Trailer of the Week: Remember Me

Interesting title. I don’t think Robert Pattinson will ever that problem for quite some time now. With a slew of teeny-boppers — and their moms — swarm the theater to see New Moon, I couldn’t help being intrigued by the trailer of R-Patz new flix. Check it out below:

Pattinson plays a rebellious young man who has a strained relationship with his father. Tyler, who lives in New York City, is a guy who tries to break every rule. He thought no one could possibly understand what he was going through until the day he met Ally through an unusual twist of fate. However, their newfound relationship is threatened after Ally witnesses her mother’s murder and Tyler deals with the suicide of his brother, causing his parents to divorce. Moreover, hidden secrets are revealed and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart.

Pierce Brosnan plays his distant father, and they actually look believable as relatives. The rest of the excellent cast include Chris Cooper and Lena Olin, hmmm it can’t be that bad if Mr. Cooper is involved. But it’s clear this is a Pattinson’s vehicle, as the floppy-haired young Brit makes a real attempt to find a career beyond Twilight. The role doesn’t seem much of a stretch though, he’s still brooding and cranky like Edward, but at least he doesn’t sparkle =) I got to admit the guy is pretty nice to look at, though having seen the vampire flix once, I really don’t get what the fuss is about. But hey, I’m not going to bash someone’s taste, I mean we all have our guilty pleasures. It’s mostly the manic reaction and calculated overexposure that’s what’s sickening about it. To be fair, I think R-Patz and Kristen Stewart are probably a pretty gifted actors, and I for one would rather see them in other (read: better) flix.

Speaking of which, shortly after this trailer is released, it’s reported that Uma Thurman has joined the cast of his new flix Bel Ami, based on Guy de Maupassant’s short story of the same name. The story tells of George Duroy (Pattinson), a young journalist who rose from poverty to become one of the most successful men in Paris via the ruthless and calculating bedding of the city’s most glamorous and influential women. Sounds like a tailor-made role for the Hollywood boy du-jour, wouldn’t you say?

Thurman & Scott-Thomas will romance R-Patz

Kidman was rumored to have gotten the part earlier, but apparently it wasn’t a done deal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, British actress Kristin Scott Thomas also has joined the cast. Thurman’s role will be the wife of Duroy’s friend, a woman who is extremely involved and connected in the goings-on of Parisian society. She helps Duroy in his ascent, later becoming his wife. As for Thomas, she will play a socialite who falls for Duroy, becoming clingy in the process.

Let’s see how the young heartthrob fares against the two accomplished ‘mature’ actresses.

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