Movies | May 28, 2017 5:00 am

Robert Pattinson Breaks Free from the Shadow of ‘Twilight’ at Cannes

New film, 'Good Time,' gets six-minute standing ovation at international film festival.

Could Robert Pattinson's New Movie, 'Good Time,' Win Cannes' Palme d'Or?
(left to right) Benny Safdie, Robert Pattinson, and Josh Safdie attend the 'Good Time' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images)

The race towards the this year’s Palme d’Or at Cannes is getting interesting. First, there was a breakout performance from Adam Sandler in The Meyerowitz Stories. Now, former goth teen vampire heartthrob Robert Pattinson—best known for his star turn as Edward Cullen in the Twilight saga—is getting rousing ovations for his Cannes entry, Good Time.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the movie, directed by brothers Ben and Joshua Safdie, and co-starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, about a bank robbery gone wrong and a man trying to free his incarcerated brother, “received a tremendous applause as soon as the credits came onscreen, and when the lights came up, the crowd went wild.” In all, it got a six-minute standing ovation.

The film is in the running for the festival’s grand prize, which will be handed out today.

Good Time hits U.S. theaters on Aug. 22. Watch the trailer above.