Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are being urged by studio execs to translate their tumultuous relationship into personifying a modern-day version of the legendary acting couple Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, according to the Daily Star today. Liz and Dick are believed to have created the current paparazzi driven era of tabloid celebrity reporting, by embarking on a scandalous affair while each were married to others back in the early ‘60s. As Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson hook up in London for New Year’s, reports are they may star in a remake of a 1965 Liz and Dick film, “The Sandpiper”, which centered on the story of an older married schoolmaster having an affair with a single mother.
According to Hollywood Life, Kristen headed to London after Christmas to be with Robert to ring in the New Year. The website also reports that the two are busy “scoping” out a new movie project to star in together. They are apparently considering remaking Taylor and Burton’s “The Sandpiper” as one possible choice.
Rob and Kristen might just be one of the most talked about couples in Hollywood. Given the “alleged” end of the “Twilight” series movies that made them so famous, and is now depressing so many fervid fans, the idea of teaming up again on screen in a new venture just makes good business and career sense for the handsome young pair.
Some insiders think that the recently reunited couple may be “on the road” to turning what was an emotional upheaval this past summer, into a powerful relationship in both business and love.
Of course the upheaval was the infamous cheating scandal that broke after it was revealed that Kristen Stewart was having an affair with her married “Snow White and the Huntsman” director Rupert Sanders. Kristen, 22, apologized publicly for the indiscretion, and then eventually rekindled her romance with 26 year-old Robert Pattinson.
Some cynics suggest that Rob may be looking for a new film project to star in with Kristen in order to keep her on a short leash, but more likely it’s because he realizes the time is right to capitalize on the pair’s on-screen charisma.
The female lead Kristen would play in “The Sandpiper” is described by IMDB as, “a free spirit who questions social conventions”. Remind you of anyone? The character ends up embroiled in an illicit extra-marital affair with a man 21 years her senior. Plot sound familiar?
Maybe this would be the perfect vehicle for the two to star in. After all, it would almost be as if the two were giving the press and the other haters a gigantic finger, flaunting the over-reported affair in everyone’s faces.
This isn’t the only movie being floated for Stewart and Pattinson to take on. A source at the Daily Star reports, “Offers are flooding in – a fresh take on a Bonnie & Clyde-type movie and films like Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman’s sexually explicit Eyes Wide Shut”.
It would seem the powers that be in Hollywood are fighting over the hot young couple, all with the mindset of creating not only the next Liz and Dick, but likely passing the torch on from current power couple Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
It’s no secret Angelina and Brad’s priorities are their children, and those two no longer seem interested in pursuing the limelight and staying atop the Hollywood heap in the way they once did. Besides, at 37 and 49 years-old respectively, they are sadly passing their prime in our and Tinsletown’s youth centered culture.