When MTV News caught up with Pattinson and Lautner during ”MTV First: Breaking Dawn,” we played rumor patrol with their post-”Twilight” dockets.
First up, Lautner is rumored to be teaming up with Oscar winner Gus Van Sant to make a small-budget film based on a nonfiction article from The New Yorker. What is the status of that film? ”Gus is an incredible director. I would love to have the opportunity to work with him,” Lautner said. ”Things are a little premature right now, but he’s amazing.”
We’ll pencil in a ”TBD” on that one. Next up, there are murmurs that Pattinson is up for the lead role in a Jeff Buckley biopic and that he’s being considered for the big-screen adaptation of the Green Day musical ”American Idiot.”
”The Jeff Buckley thing, I just love Jeff Buckley’s music,” he offered as a possible explanation for how his name became attached. ” ‘American Idiot,’ I don’t know where that came from,” Pattinson continued, at which point we let him know that lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong had mentioned Pattinson’s name back in 2009.
”Really? That’s pretty cool,” Pattinson said.
So for those keeping score, Lautner might be doing a movie with Gus Van Sant, someday, and Pattinson has no idea about Jeff Buckley or ”American Idiot.”