Is Robert Pattinson Going To Star As A Squirrel In Paul McCartney's Animated Film?

Tue, March 6, 2012 4:05pm EST by 7 Comments

Will Robert Pattinson be playing Wirral the Squirrel — seriously — in a film written by Paul McCartney? Is this why he and Sir Paul McCartney and Kristen Stewart had an intimate lunch in Paris on March 5?

Don’t worry Twi-hards — just because Robert Pattinsons Twilight days are coming to an end, doesn’t exactly mean he’s going to stop climbing trees any time soon.

Robert Pattinson, 25, had an intimate lunch with rock royal and former Beatles star, Sir Paul McCartney, 69, on March 5 with girlfriend Kristen Stewart, 21, at La Cuisine restaurant inside Le Royal Monceau Hotel in Paris, France. And as much as musical Rob is no doubt a HUGE Paul McCartney fan, has learned through further investigation that the pair may likely have met to discuss Paul’s children’s novel, High in the Woods, that is set to become a major animated film — but is in desperate need of a lead squirrel!

High in the Clouds is about a young motherless squirrel, Wirral, who embarks on an adventure through the secret island of Animalia. Wirral only has his mother’s final words — and fellow animal friends — to guide him on his journey.

Could it be that Paul is looking to cast R-Patz as Wirral?? We think so!

The movie has yet to cast any characters, but already has some major names in Hollywood attached to the project. Rob Minkoff –who is famous for the Lion King and Stuart Little — is directing the film, and Caroline Thompson — famous for Edward Scissorhands — is writing the screenplay.

In any case, it looks like R-Patz needs to start growing out his beard (or should we say tail?) again if wants to win the role.

What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Would you like to see R-Patz play Wirral the Squirrel? Vote and weigh in below!

– Nicole Karlis

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Posted at 7:04 AM on April 2, 2012  

But I think Paul should continue to voice Wirral! Paul’s Wirral voice is perfect!

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Michael Jo

Posted at 7:38 PM on March 8, 2012  

Hey Robert & Kristen,I’m just stop’n by to post you all some LOVE.You two are a great looking couple and I think you 2 are fun to be around.I am hoping your French kiss get away was the best.You 2 love bee’s take care and have a great evening.say a prayer I come out soon to sing you 2 along with others a song.Hey maybe we can all double date with Selena & I.
Take care & God bless you in all you set out to do.
Michael Jo

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Posted at 1:06 AM on March 7, 2012  

i think that is the perfect and fun we love it suck it in robert thats a nice and fun twilight fun will be rock of that role

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Posted at 10:14 PM on March 6, 2012  

all great actors need to do an animated film. Rob’s voice is to die for anyway so he would make a perfect squirrel.

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Posted at 6:59 PM on March 6, 2012  

Great project for Rob Pattinson to do! As he looks to do a variety of parts away from his Twilight persona, this would be a great project for him to shine in! Like any actor or actress, they don’t want to be typecast as a one character actor/actress. Voice work is a great step for him to add to his body of work! Look forward toit, if he does indeed sign on!

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Posted at 6:27 PM on March 6, 2012  

Hahahaha that picture is amazing.

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Posted at 5:46 PM on March 6, 2012  

Is it just me or did the title of this make you laugh hysterically? It’s just so random! All I see for top stories is: Rob Playing a Squirrel? Lol…that’s just funny. I couldn’t really imagine him doing voice acting. Actually I could he’s so funny already so it’d be perfect. His voice is really hot too. Just sayin’.

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