It’s understandable when a former young actor and heartthrob tries to step away from the part that made him famous. Daniel Radcliffe has been doing a great job with his unique choices in roles, and now Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Harry Potter) seems like he’s trying to put distance between himself and his teen idol status.
Pattinson’s latest film, Good Time, which recently premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, may be the role to make that departure happen. Pattinson portrays Connie Nikas, a bank robber on the run. Like, literally. The trailer gives us a glimpse at what to expect, with Pattinson racing against time to help his brother out of a bad situation.
If we didn’t go into the trailer expecting to see Pattinson, we may not have known it was him. Sure, we’re used to the tousled, messy look he prefers in his downtime, but in the first few seconds of the newly released footage we see him grizzled and desperate, looking nothing like we’ve seen him before. And, oh yeah, he dons an American accent, which is extremely on point.
Take a look for yourself:
Pattinson made his introduction into mainstream Hollywood as Cedric Diggory in 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at 19-years-old. And, of course, he went on to spearhead the Twilight franchise as the diamond-esque skinned vampire, Edward Cullen, starring opposite Kristen Stewart.
While he’s continued work on romantic films like 2010’s Remember Me and 2011’s Water for Elephants, he has also branched out into drama (2012’s Cosmopolis) and the action movies (2016’s The Lost City of Z).
You can look for Good Time in theaters this summer on August 11.
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