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Robert Pattinson shines in the Cosmopolis teaser trailer

March 22, 2012 | Written By: Brad Sturdivant

Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis

Twilight fans have been waiting a while to see a trailer for COSMOPOLIS, starring their favorite sparkling vampire Robert Pattinson.  But non-Twilight fans have been waiting even longer to see Robert Pattinson break out of his brooding, depressed typecast that he seemed to have gotten stuck in.  Today is a good day for everyone as we finally get to see Robert Pattinson do something more  adult oriented in David Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS.  AS much as I want to make fun of Robert Pattinson, I do think the guy has some talent and it’s evident in this lightning-quick teaser trailer (the whole thing is barely 30 seconds).  It looks like it has a great mix of violence, sex and mystery to keep it going.  And it should be more than enough Robert Pattinson for his die-hard fans, even though I’m not sure this is the type of role they want to see him in.

COSMOPOLIS is based off the novel of the same name by Don DeLillo and follows the story of Eric Packer (to be played by Robert Pattinson) as he travels through Manhattan in a limo.  But everything stacks against him as he bets his fortune against the Yen, gets stuck in traffic on numerous occasions, beds a couple of different women and even shoots another character.  To top it off, he’s being stalked and fears he’s going to be murdered.  So in other words, this sounds like typical fare for director David Cronenberg and a great opportunity for Robert Pattinson.

The film stars Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Durand, Juliette Binoche, Smantha Morton, Mathieu Amalric and Sarah Gadon.  The David Cronenberg directed film hits theaters in 2012, but we have to assume the film will debut at Cannes and then have a fall release date, just in time for awards season.


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