Robert Pattinson is cast as the lead, Eric Packer, in the film, Cosmopolis.
EXCLUSIVE: Robert Pattinson has booked his first major lead for when he completes The Twilight Saga. Pattinson will star in Cosmopolis, the Don DeLillo novel adaptation that David Cronenberg wrote and will direct. Pattinson, who just starred with Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in Fox 2000’s Francis Lawrence-directed adaptation of the Sara Gruen novel Water For Elephants, will play Eric Packer. A financial wunderkind, Packer risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a tumultuous day. His deed puts him in the crosshairs for assassination in a drama that is a study of capitalism in a slightly futuristic metropolis. Most of the scenes in the book take place in the limousine that transports Packer from place to place. Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti are also reportedly doing the film, but those same reports had Colin Farrell poised to take the lead role.
As Pattinson and his Twilight Saga castmates plan their careers after the series is completed–Bill Condon is directing the final film right now, Pattinson is following a path based on strong filmmakers and tasteful source material. He took the role because he is a big fan of Cronenberg’s work and an admirer of DeLillo’s books. He’s repped by WME and 3 Arts.
And thus, a new fan blog is born 🙂
You might be familiar with us. We’re Kinker Deb & Kinker Tink from Water For Elephants Film. Except over here, we’re Chauffeur Deb & Chauffeur Tink. We love blogging on WFE and couldn’t help ourselves. Our WFE train will be pulling into the station close to the start of Cosmopolis filming and we’re ready to hop into the limo!
Maybe Rob is awakening some desire we had to be immersed in the entertainment industry. Honestly, we just love supporting and researching his films.
We’d also like to introduce you to Chauffeur M. She’s our lovely site designer and in-house graphic artist that will always keep this limo polished to a shine. The site is still under development as more information emerges about Cosmopolis. Additionally, we’ll do profiles on the cast and crew as they are revealed.
So sit back, relax, have a drink and poke around the limo and see what we have going on thus far. Hope you’ll stick with us for this ride. 😉