Anton Corbijn‘s (The American, Control) new film, Life, stars Dane DeHaan as James Dean and Robert Pattinson as Dennis Stock.
It’s 1955 and Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock has convinced a young James Dean to take a road trip from Los Angeles to New York to Dean’s hometown of Fairmont, Indiana, so Stock can photograph Dean in the environments that “affected and shaped the unique character” of Dean, the photographer said in an interview describing their adventure. Their fateful trip is where Stock shot Dean’s famous Times Square photo.
It is just one photo so it is too early to tell just how good or bad DeHaan’s performance as Dean will be. What are your thoughts on DeHaan playing James Dean?