Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, and Emilie de Ravin are going to star with Twilight's Robert Pattinson in a new film from Summit Entertainment. "Remember Me" is a family drama penned by Will Fetters, with a re-write by Rachel Getting Married's Jenny Lumet. Hollywoodland's Allen Coulter will direct. In the film, Pattinson will play a young man whose life is turned upside down when his brother commits suicide, and his parents divorce because of it. (Brosnan and Lena Olin will play his parents). On the other side of the sad spectrum, de Ravin will play a woman who, "after watching her mother get killed before her eyes, seizes life to the fullest." Cooper would play de Ravin's father, reports Variety.
The film is set to start shooting June 15th in New York, with Trevor Engelson and Nick Osborne producing through their Underground FIlms company.
With its two stories of loss and family, this sounds like a mixed up re-hash of Robert Redford's Ordinary People. And here's a strange coincidence: should "Remember Me" come out in 2010, it would be released thirty years to the original premiere of that winner of Best Picture in 1980. Regardless, it's good that Twilight guy Pattinson is finding work outside of biting. But whether this will allow him to use a facial expression other than "brood" remains to be seen.