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Kingsley joins James Dean biopic

Sir Ben Kingsley has joined the cast of James Dean biopic Life.

The 70-year-old Oscar winner will star opposite Robert Pattinson and Dane DeHaan in Anton Corbijn's film about photographer Dennis Stock's friendship with screen legend James Dean, Variety reported.

R-Patz has been cast as Stock and Dane stars as Rebel Without A Cause actor Dean. Sir Ben will plays movie studio mogul Jack Warner.

Shooting on the period drama has already begun in Toronto with Corbijn directing from a script by Candy's Luke Davies.

Italian actress Alessandra Mastronardi also stars in the movie.

Stock was a young photographer working for the Magnum agency when he was assigned to shoot James Dean before he was launched to stardom with the 1955 film East Of Eden.

The pair bonded as they travelled together from Los Angeles to New York to Indiana for the job. And during the trip Stock took some photos of the young rebel that have gone on to become iconic images.

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