On Thursday evening it was announced that the British actor will star opposite Dane DeHaan in "Life" for director Anton Corbjin (
While the film marks one of many the actor has been cast in since the "Twilight" series ended last year -- including the recently wrapped "The Rover" with
"Life," which is being produced by the team behind
Stock took the iconic photograph of Dean walking through
Though Stock had a long and fruitful career as a photographer, it was the shot of Dean that was the most memorable of his career. (Stock, who passed away in 2010 at age 81, also photographed screen stars such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and John Wayne, in addition to jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday and Miles Davis.)
Stock, who first met Dean in Los Angeles, is the only photographer to have shot Dean in his hometown of Fairmount, Ind., where the two stopped before traveling on to New York. It was here that Stock shot Dean "posing with a huge hog on the farm, walking down Main Street and -- eerily -- posing in a coffin in a funeral home casket showroom," according to the L.A. Times obituary of Stock.