Following his career as a sparkly vampire in the Twilight movies, Robert Pattinson has made it his goal in life to challenge himself in weird and offbeat roles in smaller films. Case in point: A24’s new crime thriller, Good Time.
Check out this awesome trailer:
Pattinson is almost unrecognizable here as a crook looking to bail his brother out of jail following a botched robbery, one for which he was clearly responsible on some level. Since Twilight, Pattinson has worked with David Cronenberg a couple of times, he starred in the terrific Australian road thriller The Rover, and most recently starred alongside Charlie Hunnam in the massively underrated Lost City of Z. The guy has the goods, and he may never be recognized for it. But I don’t think he cares.
Robert Pattinson is a great actor. There, I said it.
Jennifer Jason Leigh also pops up in this trailer, and Barkhad Abdi is there too. The rest of the cast looks green. Good Time is directed by the Safdie Brothers, who directed the 2014 indie drama Heaven Knows What.
It will open August 11.