2012 Cannes Film Festival

Rats! Watch the First 'Cosmopolis' Clip

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Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis
Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis

The excitement for David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis is quite interesting as one side seems particularly interested because the film stars Robert Pattinson and the other side is excited because it's David Cronenberg and both sides seem pleased with what they've seen so far when it comes to the film's trailers. It's a win-win for all.

The film is set to hit French theaters on May 23 following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival where it will hope to find domestic distribution. Based on the novel by Don DeLillo, Pattinson plays newly married billionaire Eric Packer who, over the course of one day, will cheat on his wife, be pursued by a stalker (Paul Giamatti), get attacked by a protester and gradually lose his entire fortune. Co-starring in the pic are Juliette Binoche as Didi Fancher, Sarah Gadon as Elise Shiffrin, Mathieu Amalric as Andre Petrescu, Jay Baruchel as Shiner, Kevin Durand as Torval, Emily Hampshire as Jane Melman, Samantha Morton as Vija Kinski and Patricia Mckenzie as Kendra Hays.

Cronenberg commented on the film saying, "I don't think anyone will be able to say they have seen a movie like that before -- from anybody. Never mind me."

Taking everything into consideration... I can't wait to see it later this month.

Now here's anew clip from the film (via Allocine) considering that's the reason you're even reading this post.

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  • maxime

    The expectations for this movie are indeed very high and I hope that it will deliver. The book is an intellectual intriguing read, written in a stylistic way, almost a form of poem.
    David Cronenberg kept the dialogues of the movie intact. People who're looking forward to the sex scenes and the violence will probably be a bit disappointed because the dialogues will take the most part of the movie.
    I'm convinced I will enjoy the 'limo ride'. Eric Packer is a multi layered character, perceived differently by many readers. This role demands an intense,stilled, underacted performance which makes Robert Pattinson the perfect choice as he's one of the very few of his generation to be able to act that way. And I'm also sure he will be criticized for being 'wooden, stiff, blank' by those who haven't a clue of the lead character.
    Sorry, English isn't my native language

  • Jeff

    "gradually loses his entire fortune."

    Did you just spoil the whole outcome of the story?!

  • Wolfgang Hamilton

    Ha!! They just toss the fuckin' rats at those people ...

  • Curler

    Is it just me or does that coffee shop look nearly identical to the one Viggo works at in A History of Violence?