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Casting News: Robert Pattinson to Star in 'Mickey 7'

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Actor Robert Pattinson attends the 'On The Road' premiere during the 65th Cannes Film Festival on May 23, 2012 in Cannes, France (Editorial credit: Andrea Raffin / Shutterstock.com)

Robert Pattinson to star in Bong Joon Ho’s Next Sci-fi Thriller ‘Mickey7’

The next film from Bong Joon Ho will be an adaptation of the upcoming sci-fi novel, ‘Mickey 7.’ This book was written by Edward Ashton and is due out in May 2019—perfect timing considering his recent success with ‘Parasite.’ 
 
Edward Ashton’s ‘Mickey7’ is set in a future where humanity has solved all of its problems, there is little for them to do. This society lives in utopia on Midgard and spends their time establishing colonies towards the galaxy's distant edges while gadgets have been taken over by robots or become obsolete due to lack-of use since they were never created with this world view as an end goal but rather just something useful still waiting around until someone found it again. 


Deadline also announced that Robert Pattinson is negotiating with Warner Bros. to star in the film. No other cast or crew has been announced for ‘Mickey7’ at this time. It is unknown when production will begin or when the film will be released.


Bong Joon Ho is a South Korean filmmaker and screenwriter. Bong first gained international acclaim for his 2000 film ‘Barking Dogs Never Bite’ and has since directed the critically acclaimed films Memories of Murder,’ ‘The Host,’ ‘Snowpiercer,’ and ‘Okja.’ His film ‘Parasite’ won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, making him the first Korean director to win the prestigious award.

Pattinson is no stranger to science fiction, having played Cedric Diggory in the Harry Potter series and later starring in ‘The Twilight Saga’ films. He has also starred in smaller budgeted fare such as ‘Cosmopolis,’ ‘Maps to the Stars,’ and ‘Good Time.’ His other projects include ‘High Life,’ ‘The Lighthouse,’ and ‘The King. ’

This sounds like an amazing project, and we can’t wait to see Robert Pattinson in another science fiction role! Stay tuned for more updates.

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