Taglines: From rebel to icon.
A snapshot in time-the film chronicles the story behind the 1955 LIFE magazine photo thread by Dennis Stock of then-rising star, James Dean, and gives us an inside look at some of Hollywood’s most iconic images and into the life of a gifted, but troubled man.
The story follows Dennis Stock, who works at the Magnum Photos Agency and got an assignment to shoot rising Hollywood star James Dean, before the release of East of Eden. Friendship developed between them during the assignment, as the pair traveled from Los Angeles to New York to Indiana.
Life is a biographical drama film directed by Anton Corbijn and written by Luke Davies. It is based on the friendship of Life photographer Dennis Stock and Hollywood actor James Dean, starring Robert Pattinson as Stock and Dane DeHaan as Dean.
It’s an American, British, German, Canadian and Australian co-production, produced by Iain Canning and Emile Sherman from See-Saw Films and Christina Piovesan from First Generation Films with co-financed by Barry Films Production.
Production took place from February to April 2014 in Toronto and Los Angeles. The film had its premiere at 65th Berlin International Film Festival, at Berlinale Special Gala at the Zoo Palast on February 9, 2015. The film is set for a theatrical release in the United States on December 4, 2015.
Directed by: Anton Corbijn
Starring: Robert Pattinson, Peter Lucas, Lauren Gallagher, Kendal Rae, Drew Leger, Dane DeHaan, Alessandra Mastronardi, Emily Hurson, Emma Pedersen, Stella Schnabel, Anja Savcic
Screenplay by: Luke Davies
Production Design by: Anastasia Masaro
Cinematography by: Charlotte Bruus Christensen
Film Editing by: Nick Fenton
Costume Design by: Gersha Phillips
Set Decoration by: Patricia Cuccia, Sophie Neudorfer
MPAA Rating: R for some sexuality/nudity and language.
Release Date: December 4, 2015