CASTING: Jay Baruchel joins Robert Pattinson in the limo


Jay Baruchel has joined Robert Pattinson in the David Cronenberg-directed Cosmopolis. Pattinson plays a financial wiz kid who puts his life in danger by betting his entire fortune against the yen on a tumultous day in the adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel. Baruchel plays the shy guy who founded the company, and who acts as the trader’s conscience. Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Amalric and Sarah Gadon also star. Baruchel just wrapped Goon, which he co-wrote with Evan Goldberg, and starred in and produced. He’s repped by CAA and Thruline.

Another compelling, Canadian, addition to, as Robert Pattinson put it, crazy cast. Very exciting news! You might know him from ‘Knocked Up’ or, ironically, ‘Fanboys’. *cough*

So who are we thinking….Shiner??

Shiner is described as “Eric’s Chief of Technology, small and boy faced. Wears a faded shirt and jeans and sits in a masturbatory crouch.” This doesn’t match the description from Deadline but Shiner is the closest character to Baruchel. Thoughts??

  • I like this kid! He was in a show we used to watch called
    ‘Undeclared’ with Seth Rogen! It got canceled πŸ™
    Nice addition to the cast!!!

  • Marina H.

    *throws money on the mini bar*


    P.S. I love him! He’s hilarious!

    • ahahahahha yeah another canadian actor πŸ™‚


      this man is so awesome i love this guy so much πŸ™‚

      i can’t wait to see him acting again on a new freshly movie πŸ™‚

      God bless πŸ™‚

  • rpattzgirl

    I love this kid!!!! OMG he will be awesome!!

  • Loisada

    Shiner? Another casting gem from Cronenberg. In the words of the “conscience”:
    “I love information. This is our sweetness and light. It’sa fuckall wonder. And we have meaning in this world. People eat and sleep in the shadow of what we do. But at the same time, what?”

  • Deb24601

    The Rat! The Russian Rat! Yes! (that’s all I can recall at the moment but it’s one of my favourite parts of the book). I can completely picture this exchange with Rob and Jay! I might be freaking out a lil right now. Expectations exceeded!

    • Dont’ tell Deb that Eric actually has that Rat exchange with Michael Chin, not Shiner. πŸ˜‰ Also, tell her to go to bed.

  • Woot! Another Canadian actor cast in Cosmpolis. #proud πŸ™‚

    I thought he was great in The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (yes I watch those types of movies too … sue me! LOL) But the first I remembered him from was Almost Famous. This should be a good role for him … seems to “fit” … and will help him branch out of “teen movies”. Plus it’s a great opportunity for him to learn from Croneberg … Jay being a director (shorts) and writer too. So good for him!

  • Aussiegirl

    Jay will play this role with the EXACT mix of nervousness, speedtalking, wit and all out nerdgeekness that it demands. GREAT casting choice.

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  • yeah right another canadian actor πŸ™‚

    what a canadian pride πŸ™‚

    i love canadians i dont know why πŸ™‚

    i love this man… he is awesome πŸ™‚
    i adore this guy πŸ™‚

    i cant wait to see him acting on a new freshly movie:)


  • bren

    baruchel didnt exist in the book, so why is he really in the limo. seems I’m the only one who isn’t jumping up and down with excitement.

  • bren

    the limo might get so full, pattinson could end up having to take a taxi.