First photo of Dane DeHaan as James Dean in the movie Life. Stars Robert Pattinson as Life magazine photographer Dennis Stock.
The story is set in 1955 and follows Stock as he convinces a young James Dean to take a road trip from Los Angeles to New York to Dean’s hometown of Fairmont, Indiana, so that he can photograph the actor in the environments that the photographer says “affected and shaped the unique character” of Dean. It was on this trip that Stock shot Dean’s famous Times Square photo.
The film is being directed by Dutch Anton Corbijn, and this is what he had to say in a statement,
“Rob has an intensity that I think Dennis would have. When I see Rob, I see an inner turmoil that is great for the role, and Dane is really interesting. He has a beautiful face, but it’s a hard face to grasp. It’s hard to see how Dane reads sometimes, and the same thing goes for James Dean.”