Robert Pattinson Joins David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis
Posted 01.06.11 by Ryan
Robert Pattinson is definitely looking to break from his Twilight image once the franchise ends with The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 in November of 2012. RPatz has already shot the Depression-era drama Water for Elephants and now has lined up another image-shattering turn with director David Cronenberg's adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel Cosmopolis.
THR reports that Pattinson was cast as the movie's lead, Eric Packer, a 28-year-old multi-billionaire whose limo ride to get a haircut becomes a Ulysses-esque journey filled with presidential-visit traffic jams, a rap star's funeral procession, an attack by anarchists, and, possibly, his own financial ruin. Pattinson replaces Colin Farrell, who left the role to take part in director Len Wiseman's remake of Total Recall. Both movies shoot in the spring, with Cosmopolis starting mid-May in Toronto.
Paul Giamatti and Marion Cotillard are already set to co-star in Cosmopolis, which currently has no scheduled release date. Cronenberg adapted the screenplay.