From the beginning, director David Cronenberg's adaptation of Cosmopolis has intrigued due to his casting of Robert Pattinson as Eric Packer, the young multimillionaire whose limousine ride to get a haircut turns into a 24-hour odyssey. Cronenberg, who has gone from being seen as a horror movie director to an auteur with movies like 2005's A History of Violence and last year's A Dangerous Method, typically likes to work with the same actors (namely, Viggo Mortensen), and usually doesn't cast actors with massive tween appeal.
For Pattinson, the casting seemed like an image-shattering move to distance himself further from the Twilight franchise than perhaps last year's Water for Elephants did. Last month's teaser trailer depicted a few moments of Pattinson without his shirt, which seemed directly targeted to the actor's Twilight fans, but the full-length trailer is pure Cronenberg: set in a graphically violent world predominantly obsessed with sex and power. watch the trailer >> Posted 04.19.12 by Ryan