Robert Pattinson Not Yet Confirmed to Be John Lennon

December 03, 2009 06:52:41 GMT

There has been no confirmation that the 'Twilight' actor has possibility to play one of the founding members of The Beatles in the Disney's remake of animated film 'Yellow Submarine'.

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Robert Pattinson may have claimed he and his "Twilight" co-stars are like The Beatles in being worshiped by fans, but that does not make him easily secure a spot in "Yellow Submarine", a film about the legendary British band. Despite report that he could play John Lennon, Gossip Cop has claimed it is still too early to say that the 23-year-old actor will be part of the upcoming movie project as no one that has been contacted by the site, "even at [director Robert] Zemeckis' company, could confirm Pattinson's potential involvement."

Words of Pattinson being in negotiation to appear in "Yellow Submarine" were brought into attention earlier by Star Magazine. According to the publication, the British star who received sudden rise of fame after playing Edward Cullen in the vampire drama movie "is in talks with director Robert Zemeckis to play the late great Beatle in Disney's 3-D remake of the classic cartoon 'Yellow Submarine'."

The original 1968 animated feature film is based on the music of The Beatles. However, the real members of the famous group only appeared in the closing scene of the film, with the Beatles characters in the film voiced by other actors.

The new movie, meanwhile, is reportedly going to be set in Pepperland, an undersea paradise protected by Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. When the band are captured by the music-hating Blue Meanies, a soldier is sent to Liverpool to fetch the Fab Four, who hop in the submarine and save the day. The script is penned by Robert Zemeckis who will also serve behind the lens, while the film is targeted for a 2012 release schedule.


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posted by ImaginearealLennon on Feb 21, 2010
THIS IS NOT AT ALL GOOD!!! He is NOTHING like John Lennon, and he is pretentious TWIT!!! Sparkly, moody, stalker vampires and The Beatles DO NOT MIX!!! DISASTER, unmitigated DISASTER!!!
posted by hwohowhoww on Dec 08, 2009
Ok ehmmm first off I think Rob would play a good John Lennon on and off screen. He has that British appeal, however if ANYBODY does play Lennon in a film I believe his son Julian would be prime pickings myself. AND HOW DARE DISNEY remake this film..what the Beatles because "Area" Planet 51 is a turd in a punch bowl?
posted by Anon on Dec 07, 2009
No! It's bad enough they are remaking the movie, but to cast him as John Lennon would just be an insult!!
posted by twifan on Dec 07, 2009
posted by val on Dec 06, 2009
and i forgot to say...he have an amazing voice
posted by val on Dec 06, 2009
he have everything to be him, first of all the face and the style in him will be like the real one....
posted by adrienne again on Dec 05, 2009
If Robert was made up properly. with the wire rimmed glasses and John haircut, he'd be close, plus he's already got the accent. He should go for it.
posted by adrienne on Dec 03, 2009
It seems that he would fit the part...

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