Summit Entertainment has set Emilie de Ravin (“Lost“), Pierce Brosnan and Chris Cooper to star alongside Robert Pattinson in “Remember Me.” Lena Olin is currently in talks to be added to the cast.
Emmy-winning director Allen Coulter (”The Sopranos,” “Damages“) will direct the movie from the script which was written by Will Fetters and rewritten by Jenny Lumet (“Rachel Getting Married“).
Pattinson, in the lead role, plays a young man whose brother’s suicide has split up his parents (Pierce Brosnan and Lena Olin) and left him sleepwalking through life. Emilie De Ravin will play a young woman who, after undergoing a similar tragedy, decides to make her life the best it can be. Chris Cooper might play the role of her father.
Landing the “Remember Me” lead marks the first major role for Pattinson since he rocketed to public adulation for his portrayal of vampire Edward Cullen in the “Twilight” franchise. He had been signed to appear alongside Rosario Dawson in “Parts per Billion,” but was forced to drop out due to his “New Moon” commitment. Pattinson will next be seen in the Salvador Dalí biopic “Little Ashes” he shot before “Twilight.”
Emilie De Ravin next will be seen in the Michael Mann-directed “Public Enemies.”
Brosnan just completed the Roman Polanski-directed “The Ghost” and is shooting the Chris Columbus‘ “Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.”
The Allen Coulter-directed drama begins production in New York on June 15, 2009.