Exclusive Look at Robert Pattinson in Claire Denis' Upcoming Sci-Fi "High Life"

Robert Pattinson in Claire Denis' 'High Life'
The art house helmer tells THR of making 'High Life,' researching astrophysics and facing her fear of special effects.

A fascinating interview with writer-director Claire Denis courtesy of THR. She's shooting "High Life" with Robert Pattinson, fresh off his "Good Time" triumph, the drama will also star, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth and musician-actor Andre Benjamin (OutKast). 

Denis is 71, and has been working on this story for "years" according to THR, which has "a crew of convicts sent on a no-return mission to explore a black hole." Claire Denis is an art-house critical darling, I highly recommend "35 Shots of Rum," "White Material" and "Beau Travail" if you're a newbie. She actually started off as an assistant director on many films - including Wim Wenders' legendary "Wings of Desire" and "Paris, Texas," and then emerged as a perennial arthouse favorite with her films almost always assured to premeire at Cannes. In other words, Claire Denis, is badass.  

Denis has stated that "High Life" "is less a science-fiction film than a drama, a Claire Denis film, set outside the solar system. The story of the film is about this crew, who are prisoners and are offered the chance to take part in this trip into space, knowing that there is no return."  THR — who have released the image above — says the film is actually about “a father and daughter [who] struggle to survive in deep space.”

I'm not sure if this film will be done in time for Cannes, but, suffice to say, put it high atop your must-see list for 2018.