Proving to be more than just a pretty face Robert Pattinson has reinvented himself once again for the upcoming Safdie brother’s flick. The 31 year old has managed to outshine his teen-dream persona by working with tenpin directors like Cronenberg, Herzog and Michod. Now he has teamed up with Josh and Benny Safdie for Good Time which is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival in official competition in a few weeks.

The Safdie brothers have garnered acclaim for their films Daddy Long Legs (2010) and Heaven Knows What (2014), but Good Time promises to elevate the filmmaking team to another level. Pattinson is easily the starriest actor the Safdies have ever worked with, and early buzz suggests that this new performance is the most complex that the actor has ever delivered.

In addition to Pattinson, the cast includes Benny Safdie, Lennice Webster, Buddy Duress (Heaven Knows What), and Oscar nominees Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight).

Take a look at some of the new stills and turn up the volume for the first trailer below featuring Iggy Pop and OPN before Good Time hits theaters on August 11.

Following the mind-bending HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT, celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie return to the mean streets of New York City with GOOD TIME, a hypnotic crime thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate.

After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine “Connie” Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city’s underworld in an increasingly desperate — and dangerous — attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalized night, Connie finds himself racing against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing both their lives hang in the balance.

Anchored by a career-defining performance from Robert Pattinson, GOOD TIME is a psychotic symphony of propulsive intensity crafted by two of the most exciting young directors working today. Josh and Benny Safdie’s transcendent vision is an intoxicating portrait of desperation and destruction that will not be soon forgotten.

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