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Robert Pattinson will be in a film about The Band

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Robert Pattinson’s time as a sparkly vampire is almost over with the final instalment of Twilight almost with us.

We then get to see him in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis which looks cool.

Pattinson seems determined to ensure he does not get type cast in the teen type movie as he has a varied mix of roles in his next few projects -Saddam Hussein hunting drama “Mission: Blacklist,” joined “Animal Kingdom” director David Michod’s “The Rover” and another David Cronenberg project. He is also rumoured to be starring in the sequel to The Hunger Games.

During a recent interview he also mentioned another project. One which could be amazing.

“I’m going to do a movie about The Band, the one that played with [Bob] Dylan. [It’s] a beautiful script about the nature of songwriting.”

For those of you who don’t know them, The Band was made up of Rick Danko (bass guitar, double bass, fiddle, trombone, vocals), Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, guitar, vocals), Garth Hudson (keyboard instruments, saxophones, trumpet), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, baritone saxophone, vocals) and Robbie Robertson (guitar, vocals). Each one an amazing musician in their own right.

The made the amazing albums – The 1968 debut Music from Big Pink and 1969’s The Band.

The Band broke up in 1976, officially ending their touring career with an elaborate live ballroom performance featuring numerous musical celebrities. This performance was immortalized in Martin Scorsese’s 1978 documentary The Last Waltz.

It really is a great music documentary and well worth watching if you have not already seen it.

I am very excited to see a film about The Band. I did not see someone like Robert Pattinson being involved. Putting aside my doubts about his casting (I mean who could he portray) at the very least he will bring this music to the ears of a new generation.

Source: Playlist