Thursday, January 6, 2011
Robert Pattinson to Star in New Movie “Cosmopolis”?
From Gossip Cop:
Robert Pattinson has reportedly signed on to star in David Cronenberg’s upcoming adaptation of Cosmopolis.
It’s not a done deal quite yet.
A source in Pattinson’s camp tells Gossip Cop they’re in “negotiations.”
Barring a hitch in the talks, Cosmopolis will be Pattinson’s next major role.
The movie, based on a novel by Don DeLillo, follows a young financial whiz named Eric Packer as he journeys across a major city by limo during one tumultuous day.
Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti are reportedly attached to the project.
obert Pattinson has booked his first major lead for when he completes The Twilight Saga. Pattinson will star in Cosmopolis, the Don DeLillo novel adaptation that David Cronenberg wrote and will direct. Pattinson, who just starred with Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in Fox 2000′s Francis Lawrence-directed adaptation of the Sara Gruen novel Water For Elephants, will play Eric Packer. A financial wunderkind, Packer risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a tumultuous day. His deed puts him in the crosshairs for assassination in a drama that is a study of capitalism in a slightly futuristic metropolis. Most of the scenes in the book take place in the limousine that transports Packer from place to place. Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti are also reportedly doing the film, but those same reports had Colin Farrell poised to take the lead role.
MORE AFTER THE CUT
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – “Twilight” hearthrob Robert Pattinson has signed to star in “Cosmopolis,” David Cronenberg’s adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel.
The actor will be stepping into the shoes that were to be worn by Colin Farrell.
Paul Giamatti and Marion Cotillard are already on board the film, which is eyeing a mid-May start in Toronto.
The project centers on a 28-year-old financial wizard and billionaire, to be played by Pattinson, as he traverses Manhattan in his stretch limo.
His goal is to get a haircut at Anthony’s, his father’s barber, but on this day his driver has to navigate a presidential visit, an attack by anarchists and a rapper’s funeral. Stuck in traffic, he anxiously monitors the value of the yen on the limo’s computer, his fortune in the balance.
Farrell was attached to play the lead but segued to a remake of “Total Recall,” which also shoots in the spring.