From @akstanwyck writing for indieWIRE:
Cosmopolis, David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel is switching things up: both Marion Cotillard and Colin Farrell were on board, but now Rob Pattinson is in and Cotillard is out, possibly to be replaced by Keira Knightley. The production is aiming younger (and Twilight “RPattz” fans could pull some numbers), which seems odd for the director of A History of Violence, Eastern Promises and the upcoming A Dangerous Method. The latter is also starring Knightley, so Cronenberg’s interest in her sounds legit. If Cosmopolis ends up as Pattinson and Knightley, the result could be a face off of who’s prettier.
*massive eye roll*
Are you with me on that? I find it hard to believe the production team is going for a younger audience with this story. I can’t see it being rated less than R. Weren’t critics the ones noting Twilight fans didn’t come out for Remember Me? So why would they think Cosmopolis production team would think they’d fair differently with a character like Eric Packer? Why do they think Cronenberg is a fruitcake?
This line of thought vexes me. What say you? You think Pattinson and (possibly) Knightley equals “teen beat here we come”? Pfft. Nancy Babich that.