From the Criterion Cast:
Talk about a boost in projects.
Apparently director David Cronenberg (Videodrome, Naked Lunch, Dead Ringers) has taken a liking to the performances of one Robert Pattinson, as the actor has joined the cast of his upcoming film, Cosmopolis.
The film is an adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel, and follows a “financial wunderkind who risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a tumultuous day,” which in turn “puts him in the crosshairs for assassination.” Originally a role slated for Colin Farrell, it appears as though Pattinson has taken over the film’s lead role.
There is no mention of one Marion Cotillard within the Deadline report, which doesn’t bode well, as Farrell being jettisoned from the film doesn’t get mentioned here either. Personally, I do think that Pattinson may have a bit more talent than a role like Edward in the Twilight series may suggest, and there is no other filmmaker more suited to getting that type of performance out of a young actor than Cronenberg. Toss in a “slightly futuristic metropolis” setting, and you could have quite an intriguing film.
What do you think?