Set to arrive at the Cannes Film Festival for the Safdie film, Good Time next week, things are looking bright for Robert Pattinson as he keeps adding stellar director and producer collaborations to his long list of achievements. From Cronenberg, to Michod, and Herzog we now add Scorsese.

News broke earlier that Robert Pattinson is set to star in The Souvenir, a romantic mystery from Joanna Hogg (Archipelago) that Martin Scorsese has boarded as an executive producer. The film also stars Ariane Labed, Tom Burke and Richard Ayode and Protagonist Pictures is handling worldwide sales.

The project, which will be made in two parts, is being developed with the BFI and backed by BBC Films.

Spanning the decade of the 1980s, the story follows a young film student, involved in her first serious love affair, who tries to disentangle fact from fiction in a relationship with a deeply untrustworthy man. The female lead has not yet been cast. Burke will play the “untrustworthy man” in the first film, while Pattinson will take on the lead male role of the second film.

The first feature is expected to shoot this summer, with the second shooting in summer 2018.

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