Robert Pattinson Signs First-Look Deal With Warner Bros., Will Produce For The First Time
The Batman actor extends and deepens his relationship with Warner.
Actor Robert Pattinson is deepening his relationship with film studio Warner Bros. The movie company on Monday announced that the Batman actor has signed a "first-look" deal with the company, which means WB will have first right of refusal for projects that Pattinson is developing.
Pattinson's deal with WB covers not only the main film studio Warner Bros., but also WarnerMedia's various divisions, including New Line Cinema, Warner Bros. Television, and HBO Max.
The Hollywood Reporter had the scoop on this story, and also reports that this is Pattinson's first time producing content. Pattinson starred in Warner Bros.' 2020 action movie Tenet from director Christopher Nolan, while he's also set to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in the new Matt Reeves movie The Batman.
In a statement, Pattinson said Warner Bros. and HBO have "always been synonymous with groundbreaking filmmaking."
"I'm thrilled to be working with them to discover the most exciting new voices in film and television and help bring their visions to life," he added. "I've loved working with the studio over the years and have so much respect for their dedication, their willingness to take chances and their desire to push the envelope creatively."
WarnerMedia executives Courtenay Valenti and Richard Brener said in their own statement that Pattinson has impressed them with his "eye for identifying dynamic new filmmakers," which is part of the reason why they're making the deal with him.
Terms of the first-look deal were not disclosed.
In other news, AT&T recently announced it will spin off WarnerMedia--including HBO Max--as part of a $43 billion deal with Discovery. What impact this has on future movies and TV shows, remains to be seen, while we also don't know yet what it means for WB's games.