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Robert Pattinson to Star in Dark Comedy 'Hold On To Me' with Carey Mulligan

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Oct 16, 2012 | 12:45pm EDT

Robert Pattinson, Hold On To MeIt's always good, when you've finished a career-defining role, to take a bit of a left turn on your subsequent projects. And Robert Pattinson is doing just that with the announcement of his newest role in a black comedy thriller.

Hold On To Me will star Carey Mulligan as a woman hell-bent on reuniting with her high school crush after her big city dreams go all wrong. So her and her boyfriend (an unwitting accomplice) kidnap and ransom (and later...bury in a box in the ground?) a wealthy local man in an attempt to get rich quick. Pattinson's character is named Jimmy, and it sounds like he is the high school flame Mulligan hopes to impress.

The film will be directed by James Marsh, was written by Brad Ingelsby, and will be produced by Indian Paintbrush‘s Steven Rales, Mark Roybal, Michael Pruss, and Alexandra Milchan. Todd Field is also set to produce after originally planning to direct but stepping out of that role in order to focus on helming Creed Of Violence. The film was originally titled Nancy and Danny.

Do you think Pattinson can handle a dark, comedic role? Let us know in the comments!

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