Robert Pattinson in talks for 'Hold On To Me'

Brent Lang, Yahoo!7 October 17, 2012, 5:15 pm

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Robert Pattinson may sink his fangs into "Hold On to Me," his manager told TheWrap.

The "Twilight" hunk is in talks to play Carey Mulligan's lover in the romantic drama, directed by James Marsh, who made the Oscar-winning documentary "Man on Wire."

In the film, Pattinson would play a character named Jimmy who is manipulated by the money-hungry social-climber portrayed by Mulligan. She hatches a plot to kidnap and bury the town's richest man. Suffice to say, things don't go as planned on the way to easy street.

Pattinson has become a teenage sex symbol thanks to his role as the brooding vampire in "Twilight," but he has shown an eagerness to avoid being typecast as Byronic objects of lust in an array of roles in indie films like David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis"(2012).

On deck for Pattinson are "The Rover," a futuristic western opposite Guy Pearce, and "Queen of the Desert," a historical drama that will find him playing T.E. Lawrence for Werner Herzog, the idiosyncratic director behind "Fitzcarraldo."

He will also stick on the pointy teeth once more in "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," which will start inducing mass-swooning among preadolescent girls on Nov. 16.

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