Robert Pattinson, who set teenage girl hearts aflutter as Edward Cullen in the Twilight movie last Fall, will next be seen in the film Little Ashes as eccentric yet extremely talented surrealist painter Salvador Dalí … which may, most likely, set less of those girl hearts aflutter. In the film, Pattinson‘s Dalí is engaged in a torrid romance with poet Federico García Lorca who is played by Javier Beltrán, which means there is likely to be significant man-on-man lurvin’ goin’ on in the film. Here is a screencap from the film of the two men in character posing for a photo together:
Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson dons a mustache – and a heavy accent – for his next role as Spanish surrealist painter Salvador Dalí in Little Ashes. PEOPLE has an exclusive clip of the movie, which is set in 1922 and focuses on Dalí as a young man in love with the poet Federico García Lorca, played by Javier Beltrán. Check out Pattinson as the eccentric artist in a charged encounter with Lorca – and Dalí’s wife. Little Ashes opens in late March.
I am VERY curious to see R. Pattz‘s portrayal of such a larger than life figure … Salvador Dalí was such a powerful artist with an equally powerful personality, I really hope that Pattinson is able to do the man justice. After the jump, check out a short 1-minute clip of Pattinson and Beltrán in Little Ashes …
OOOH, you can just feel the sexual tension between these two guys in this film … I really hope the film is able to focus in a believable manner on the love affair between Dalí and Lorca. Young teenage girl hearts may not be the target audience of this film … but the teenage boys’ hearts could use a little attention from Pattinson, I think. What do y’all think … can R. Pattz pull off a role like this? Do you think he can bring Salvador Dalí to life?