Cosmopolis FIlm

That’s, apparently, the first still from David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s millennial novel, Cosmopolis.

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Based on the novella of the same name by award-winning writer Don DeLillo, Pattinson plays Eric Packer, a 28-year-old multi-billionaire finance guru who drives around Manhattan in a high-tech, pimped out limo in order to get a haircut, with many interruptions along the way. Set within a 24-hour period, most of the novel takes place in his limousine and we assume the film will do the same. During his day, Packer loses millions of dollars for his clients by telling them to bet against the yen, and then is stalked by two men seemingly seeking revenge. Obsessed with sex, Packer spends the day cheating on his wife and trying to outwit the men that are after him. He’s got a pretty impressive cast surrounding him including Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Amalric, Samantha Morton and Sarah Gadon, so the RPatz is gonna have to bring it to keep up with everyone around him.



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The limo doesn’t look like I imagined it while reading the book. Looks a little low-tech?

I wouldn’t have thought to cast Pattinson, but maybe that’s just the hangover from Twilight talking. Christian Bale? He did a pretty good job playing a yuppie psychopath.

Cosmopolis came out in, what, 2003? So before the “Great Recession.” Cronenberg has go to feel obligated to at least gesture at the implosion of neoliberal economics.

And M. Amalric. The only good thing about Quantum of Solace. Loved him in Mesrine: Public Enemy Number One.

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