In early 1955, a young Life magazine photographer named Dennis Stock decided to photograph an up-and-coming actor by the name of James Dean. The then-unknown Dean was on the verge of opening his new film East of Eden and becoming one of the biggest movie stars of all time, and Stock chronicled their road trip between Los Angeles, New York, and Dean’s hometown in Indiana. The resulting magazine spread included one of the most iconic images ever taken of Dean, a photo of the actor in Times Square, published just months before his tragic death at the age of 24.
The new trailer for Anton Corbijn’s Life follows Stock (Robert Pattinson) and Dean (Dane DeHaan) as they travel across the country together, sparking an unlikely friendship.
Life also stars Joel Edgerton, Ben Kingsley, and Alessandra Mastronardi and will hit theaters and iTunes on Dec. 4. Watch the trailer below.