January 29th, 2011

Box Office Mojo 2011 Movie Preview: 10 Misc. Contenders

While sequels, remakes, comic book adaptations and animated movies will inevitably dominate 2011's box office, there will still be a few hits that don't fall in to any of these categories:
Water for Elephants (April 22): It's easy to dismiss Robert Pattinson as just part of the Twilight craze thanks to the poor box office performance of Remember Me last March. However, his next movie Water for Elephants is poised to be much more successful: it's helmed by blockbuster director Francis Lawrence (I Am Legend), has interesting co-stars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz and is based on a reportedly popular book. 


Sam Bradley mentions Rob in new interview


SG: So your musical beginnings were friends and family-based, and then so were your first big steps out into wider acclaim—outside London, out into the world, with your schoolmate Robert (Pattinson)…
 SB: It’s still all friend-based.  I don’t work with anyone that isn’t a friend.  My band, my booking agent, my manager… Everyone I want to work with, I want to have a relationship that is stronger than just work.  As far as the connection with Rob, he’s a friend—that’s it.  There’s no special story. The special story is in our friendship. That’s it.  There’s nothing grand about it. I got a song on this Twilight soundtrack—that opened up a bigger audience than I was ready for, perhaps, and then it was up to me to keep the music-lovers, and expand and grow on and through and past and with that. 

SG: I can’t let you go and not go back to Rob for one final question, but I don’t want to get you into any trouble…
SB: You can’t get me into trouble. I can get me into trouble.
SG: Good point. But I’ll try not to lead you into any trouble. 
SB: That’s fine, because I can deflect. I’ve been doing it for years.
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