Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson have long been considered the new Hollywood dream couple. But with the end of the five-part » Twilight » series, the relationship also fell apart: in 2013, the stars separated after Kristen Stewart’s affair became public. Both teen icons then developed extremely professionally and were thus able to successfully break away from their «Twilight» image.
While Kristen Stewart stood in front of the camera for great directors such as Olivier Assayas (“The Clouds of Sils Maria”) or Ang Lee (“Billy Lynn”) and for her portrayal of Princess Diana in “Spencer” even for the Oscar was nominated, Robert Pattinson managed the balancing act between ambitious indie genre productions (“The Lighthouse”) and Hollywood blockbusters worth millions – most recently, for example, he landed a worldwide box office hit as a DC superhero in “The Batman”.
If anyone can unite them, it’s this cult director
It would be a shame if the two top stars were no longer able to appear together in front of the camera due to personal differences – an idea that the cult director David Cronenberg probably also had. The director of body horror classics like The Fly has worked with both stars: he directed Maps To The Stars and Cosmopolis with Robert Pattinson, while Kristen Stewart stars in his body horror comeback Crimes Of The Future”, which just celebrated its world premiere in competition in Cannes.
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In the end, «Crimes Of The Future» fell a bit short of our very high expectations, which is certainly also due to the fact that David Cronenberg himself exaggerated in terms of the scandal factor in the run-up. We were particularly enthusiastic about the scenes with Kristen Stewart. Our editor-in-chief Christoph Petersen, who was able to see the film in Cannes, writes in the official FILMSTARTS review : » The cult director rarely achieves the sensually disturbing quality of his earlier works. Kristen Stewart rocks every scene her character appears in — the film could have used more of her over-the-top energy. «
So David Cronenberg seems to be able to bring out the best in the ‘Twilight’ stars and has also enjoyed working with both top stars, as he revealed in a recent interview with news site World of Reel: » Kristen and I had one good time and Robert and I had a good time. I can definitely think of a film or an idea that would be great to bring the two back together in front of the camera. Nevertheless, the director emphasized that such a merger could also bring difficulties. Especially the former fans would expect a very specific relationship between the two and that makes it difficult to develop new characters for them.
«Crimes Of The Future» will start in German cinemas on November 3, 2022.
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