Robert Pattinson to star in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis
Posted by: Brad Sturdivant
This has to be some kind of record for Flix66.com; three Robert Pattinson stories in less than 24 hours. But rather than pointing out he’s attending the People’s Choice Awards, today we get some real movie news about our favorite sulking vampire in that he’s just landed the lead role in David Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS. Pattinson will play the financial genius Eric Parker, who bets against the Yen on a crazy financial day. But his efforts make him the target of an assassination attempt. Paul Giamatti and Marion Cotillard are attached to the film, but have yet to officially sign on.
The film is based on the novel by Don DeLillo and is actually a pretty simple story that has our main character confined to certain areas for most of the book. It’ll be interesting to see how Cronenberg directs this and what he does with the script, since he’ll be writing it.