While most of the Robert Pattinson-related hubbub today has to do with his non-participation in the sequels to the most recent teen-lit-turned-blockbuster-movie series, The Hunger Games, the more interesting tidbit swirling around is that he is planning on working on a biopic about The Band (which he helpfully clarified as “the one that played with Dylan”).
Pattinson mentioned the project in passing in an interview with French magazine Les Inrockuptibles (translated helpfully by a fan blog), which otherwise focuses most on his role as leading man in the new David Cronenberg movie, Cosmopolis, adapted from the Don DeLillo novel of the same name. (The movie premiered at Cannes and also stars Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti and others.)
The only detail he lets slip about The Band movie is that it has a “beautiful script about the nature of songwriting.”
So, who will he portray? Based on a very scientific Google Images trawl, we think it must be Rick Danko.