A24 has acquired the North American rights to Robert Pattinson’s “Good Time,” TheWrap has learned.
In the crime caper, Pattinson plays a bankrobber named Connie who is trying to evade the police as they close in on him.
Sebastian Bear-McClard of Elara Pictures produced ‘Good Time,” while Josh Safdie and Ronald Bronstein wrote the script and Josh and Benny Safdie directed.
Bear-McClard, Bronstein and the Safdies previously collaborated on the film “Heaven Knows What,” a hybrid picture that blends documentary and narrative. It features Arielle Holmes, a kid the filmmaker brothers met on the subway, playing a fictionalized version of herself. The film is currently in theaters.
Since starring in the “Twilight” franchise, Pattinson has focused largely on indie roles. He starred alongside Guy Pearce in the post-apocalyptic film “The Rover” in 2014. He also appeared in David Cronenberg‘s bizarre look at the entertainment industry, “Maps to the Stars,” in February 2015.
A24 is currently generating Oscar buzz for “Moonlight,” a coming of age drama from Barry Jenkins. Upcoming releases include “20th Century Women” with Annette Bening, “Trespass Against Us” with Michael Fassbender, and “Free Fire” with Brie Larson.
WME handled the film’s domestic sales rights.
The sale took place in advance of next month’s American Film Market.
Variety first reported the news of the acquisition.