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- Posted on Jan 25th 2011 2:00PM by John D. Luerssen
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"Rob is obsessed with this project and is doing everything he can to land the part," a source told the Daily Express. "He has already told his business team this is his passion and they agree it could be the film that makes him a legitimate Oscar contender."
The upcoming film's producer, Michelle Sy, confirmed to the paper that she had met with the 24-year-old Pattinson as well as other actors interested in the role. Sy said that one requirement for the film's leading man is that he be able to perform music "or at least make it believable."
Although auditions have yet to begin, Buckley's mom Mary Guibert reportedly said, "Robert is a fine young actor. I'm flattered he's been linked to this project. When the time comes we'll give everybody an opportunity to be seen and heard."
Pattinson has previously written music for the 'Twilight' films, a fact that may help him edge out his competition, which -- according to a 2009 interview given by Guibert -- includes actors such as Jared Leto, James Franco and James Marsden.