Anton Corbijn made his career as a photographer before jumping over to feature film direction with Control, a biopic about Joy Division’s Ian Curtis. For his latest movie, he’s once again turning his attention towards photography, or more specifically, a photographer.
Life recounts the story of how photographer Dennis Stock (played by Robert Pattinson) captured the images that helped make legendary actor James Dean (an enthralling Dane DeHaan) a star. Corbijn’s firsthand experience has given him an inimitable perspective on the subject-photographer relationship, and the film looks to have captured that beautifully. Get your first glimpse at the relationship between Stock and Dean with the newly released trailer below.
The film also stars Ben Kingsley and is due in American theaters this fall (French and German release dates are scheduled for September 9th). Below, find the official synopsis.
“Corbijn’s follow-up to A Most Wanted Man, LIFE captures the nuances and complexities of the relationship between photographer and subject in a way rarely seen or understood by someone outside the business. In a nod to Corbijn’s own past experience, the film is told from the perspective of the Life photographer Dennis Stock (played by Pattinson) who meets and profiles Dean (DeHaan) for the magazine, turning out some of Dean’s most iconic photographs.”