Cosmopolis makes several 2012 lists as an anticipated film + More Cannes/TIFF Buzz

10 reasons to go to movies in 2012 – From Winnipeg Press:

3. Cronenberg squared

Since 2011 was a rather dismal year for Canadian film, Incendies notwithstanding, our nation’s cinema is ripe for a comeback. This year could be promising for no other reason that a double bill of David Cronenberg starting with his Freud vs. Jung drama A Dangerous Method (Jan. 13) starring Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley. Expect still more Cronenbergian provocation later this year with Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel and Paul Giamatti. Meanwhile, DC’s son Brandon Cronenberg gets in on the act with Antiviral, an upcoming sci-fi tale about people who pay to get infected with celebrity viruses, proving the old adage that the acorn never falls far from the mutant, fleshy tree.

“100 Most Anticipated Films of 2012” – IonCinema:

#28. Cosmopolis

Director/Writer: David Cronenberg
Producers: Paulo Branco and Martin Katz
Distributor: Rights Available

The Gist: Based on Don DeLillo’s novel, this centers around a multimillionaire (Pattinson) on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan as he attempts to get a haircut, betting his wealth against the declining Japanese Yen.

Cast: Robert Pattinson, Paul Giamatti, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton, Sarah Gadon and Mathieu Amalric

List Worthy Reasons…: Supplied with a strong Euro and North American cast, apparently Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s work is fairly strong. The novel is a modern re-interpretation of James Joyce’s Ulysses smack dab in NYC’s corporate world.

Release Date/Status?: With Binoche and Amalric in the mix the logic is a grand Cannes red carpet premiere with plenty of buyer activity thinking of the fall season and milking it for Pattinson presence factor. If this becomes a fall release, look for a TIFF North American premiere.

“Actors to Watch in 2012” – from Next Movie/MTV:

Robert Pattinson
Starring in:Bel Ami” (March 2); “Cosmopolis“; “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” (Nov. 16)
Why It’s a Big Year: Just call him the prince of adaptations. Pattinson tackles three literary heroes in 2012: Guy de Maupassant’s manipulative Parisian in the period drama “Bel Ami,” Don DeLillo’s shallow Manhattan billionaire in “Cosmopolis” and — of course — Stephenie Meyer’s eternally young vampire in love, Edward Cullen, in the final “Twilight.”

50 Movies in 2012 to look forward to – from  Chud:

9.   Cosmopolis

David Cronenberg’s next movie.  If you need to know any more than that, check out his resume and realize that you don’t need to know any more than that.

Cosmopolis didn’t make this list of “top 10 eagerly awaited films” but The Upcoming (UK) ended their summary with a nod to Cosmopolis, “a hidden gem”. (via):

The ongoing argument that the recent bombardment of remakes, prequels, and reboots should be brought to an end now seems futile. We as an audience should know that film appeals both to artistic and financial sensibilities. It’s an ever-evolving medium and it’s up to us as a worldwide audience to decide exactly what is profitable and while it’s these sorts of films we speak of that get the limelight, there are hidden gems to be found throughout the year. Keep an eye out for these: David Cronenberg’s ‘Cosmopolis’, Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘The Master’, Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘Gravity’,and the yet untitled Terrence Malick’s project. ~ Thomas Crossley

Additionally, there is a quick Cosmopolis mention HERE in Black Sheep’s interview with David Cronenberg (Cosmopolis will be his 20th feature film!) and The Telegraph also mentioned Cosmopolis in relation to Robert Pattinson’s post-Twilight career.

An excerpt from The Telegraph:

Later this year we should be seeing Cosmopolis, directed by David Cronenberg from Don DeLillo’s novel of 2003. It is 24 hours in the life of a young Manhattanite (played by Pattinson) who has made a huge killing in the money markets. No one’s film career has ever been hurt by working for Cronenberg, who told me recently how highly he rates Pattinson. Clearly, he’ll be around for a while.

  • Jon Abrams @Chudd, the best comment I read in a long while. All this is great, to see them all lined up, Cronenberg, P.T. Anderson, Cuaron, Malick…it’s AWESOME!