Robert Pattinson Gets "Life" Sentence, Signs on for New Movie

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Perhaps this will comfort Robert Pattinson.

The actor, who is allegedly furious that he was passed over for Christian Grey in favor of Charlie Hunnam, has signed on for Life.

The film will be directed by Anton Corbijn and tell the tale of a real-life friendship between James Dean (to be played by Dane DeHaan) and Pattinson's Dennis Stock.

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Stock was a young photographer who worked for Life Magazine and got close to the famous big screen star back in the day when assigned to shoot him for a 1955 spread.

Look for the movie to chronicle his journey with Dean as the acquaintances travel across the country together. Life is scheduled to begin shooting in early 2014, but no release date has been announced yet.

Pattinson, meanwhile, is busy these days making out with Mia Wasikowska wrapping up filming on Maps to the Stars.

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Robert Pattinson Biography

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I hate any reference to my name. I wish people would just completely invent a new one.

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Up until I was 12 my sisters used to dress me up as a girl and introduce me as Claudia!

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