We have our Elise! Pretty exciting stuff, right? Did anyone mention her during our dream cast post? Non? Probably because she’s relatively unknown.
Sarah Gadon, a Canadian television actress, who’s only recently getting more into film roles. David Cronenberg’s upcoming, A Dangerous Method, with Viggo Mortensen & Keira Knightley and Dream House with Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, & Naomi Watts. So why is this perfect?
Cosmopolis is not about Eric and Elise.
However, media outlets would have you believe this story is a love story. Romantic. Much attention was put on Robert Pattinson and Marion Cotillard when she was still attached. Questions about their pairing. Could he play opposite Cotillard? A dynamic, older woman to the “still tested” Pattinson?
Then Marion was out and Keira was rumored in. The attention on Rob and his wife in Cosmopolis went wild. It became tabloid fodder.
Ridiculous. Cronenberg movies don’t belong in tabloids. Knightley was quickly out and the casting of Robert Pattinson’s wife was a hot topic for all. Tons of articles were generated from entertainment/gossip sites to film sites to fan sites…all speculating about Rob’s wife.
News breaks today and…..*crickets*.
Fans report and so do the main film sites but everyone else is still pretty silent. Gossip sites might report on it later but likely in a brief way because no one knows Gadon. Had this been a known actress, it would be everywhere by now. And this is why she’s perfect.
Cosmopolis is about ALL the characters in Eric Packer’s day. If you’ve read the story, you might have rolled your eyes at the attention given specifically to Elise. You know what casting I want to know, have been wanting to know? Torval. If you’ve been in the limo from the start, you’ll recall that was an early rumored-casting post. The Torval casting is just as significant as the Elise casting to me (maybe more). He’s with Eric longer than any other character.
Casting a known actress, an established actress, would have been very, very distracting. Media would have continued its speculation about chemistry and tabloids would have photoshopped more pictures of Rob and his “love interest”. All taking away from the film. Giving the film a misleading plot.
Cosmopolis is not a love story.
It’s about one man and his day. His descent (I know that’s been debated ;)). It’s about ALL the people that cross his path on this day.
So thank you, Mr. Cronenberg, for bitchslapping the media. You effectively Nancy Babich’d potential bullshit. This limo is gassed up and we can’t wait for production to start. 🙂