After seeing Twilight: New Moon last night at a press screening, I was unsure about many things. But of the things that I was sure about, one was that Robert Pattinson was not a good actor. Never has an actor so stale and so hollow been so successful in such a short period of time. Anyone who suffered through his performance in both Twilight and The Haunted Airman could tell you that. But upon seeing him in this new trailer for Remember Me, a romantic drama in which he stars opposite Lost’s Emilie de Ravin, I can see where Pattinson might have a little bit of chops yet. At least, in this trailer he shines (a bit) next to an overcooked accent from Pierce Brosnan and the lovely de Ravin. I can’t say that I’m excited about the film, as it looks as operatic and melodramatic as anything else on the market (though not quite as much as New Moon, thankfully), but I can say that it shows some promise on the part of Pattinson, who I’d almost completely written off as a serious actor.
In Remember Me, Pattinson plays Tyler, a rebellious young man in New York City who has a strained relationship with his father (Pierce Brosnan). Tyler didn’t think anyone could possibly understand what he was going through until the day he met Ally (Emilie de Ravin) through an unusual twist of fate. But soon, hidden secrets are revealed, and the circumstances that brought them together slowly threaten to tear them apart.
Check out the trailer below, courtesy of Summit Entertainment and MySpace. Remember Me is due in theaters on March 12, 2010.