Hope it sticks this time. We chauffeurs are pretty heavily invested in Paul Giamatti as Benno – no dream casting needed, he’s the man.
Combining this with the video of Paul talking Cosmopolis (and stalking Robert Pattinson) at Sundance and it seems like a done deal. Still, imdb has been giving us whiplash lately. I got to thinking about the Golden Globes. Paul won Best Actor (musical or comedy) for his performance in “Barney’s Version”, a movie with strong Canadian connections and he had these lovely things to say during his acceptance speech. Methinks he like Canada.
“An incredible beautiful city which I dream about,” Giamatti said.
“An incredible place in a great nation, Canada. And I salute the great nation of Canada.”
At the time, I thought he was speaking in code. “I can’t wait to work in Canada again – with a Canadian director. It will be great because Canada is great. I wish I could confirm Cosmopolis to everyone right now.”
Paul and Keira Knightley aren’t yet listed on Alfama’s site so we continue to wait for official word. I wonder if Chauffeur M would make a “Paul with a towel on his head” paper for next Friday?? 😉