New 'Cosmopolis' Trailer Arrives Confirming Its Place at Cannes

Cosmopolis Trailer Robert PattinsonIt was announced last night a new trailer (via Allocine) for David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis would be debuting just before the official Cannes Film Festival line-up was announced and here it is. With only a few hours to go, the trailer also confirms Cosmopolis is one of the fest's official selections, which means rabid fans will be able to storm the Croisette as Robert Pattinson walks the red carpet.

Set to hit theaters on May 23 in France, Cosmopolis is based on the novel by Don DeLillo and stars Pattinson as 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, Mathieu Amalric, Samantha Morton, Sarah Gadon, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand and Emily Hampshire.

Watch the trailer directly below and hang out for a bit, leave some comments and then click over and check out my predictions for the 2012 Cannes line-up and around 2 AM PST the official line-up will be announced giving us even more to talk about.

  • Stephen

    Looks awesome!

  • Satine

    I am so there when it is released in the states. From this trailer Cronenberg looks like he is back at the height of what made him so terrific in the eighties and nineties. Pattinson is not bad either.

  • chris

    It looks good.

  • Tom

    So excited for this one

  • Scott Clelland

    Looks faithful to the novel, and Cronenberg has proved on numerous occasions he can handle tricky material for the big screen.

    My fear is it will get wrapped up in wanky Twilight hype because of it's leading man. Any critic who even mentions the word Twilight in a review or preview should be banned from writing. Pattinson is actually a decent actor who deserves a chance to shine away from all the pseudo-vampire bullshit. I hope marketing handles the film well.

    The novel is also quite a challenging read in a sense; I hope Cronenberg has managed to make the movie more story-driven, while keeping the socio-economic themes as undertones.

    • Yaz

      That's a bit silly... Of course they're going to mention Twilight. How else can they contrast his performance in this film against his previous work? It's not a bad thing - if anything it will highlight his performance and how he's growing as a performer.

      • Kimberlesk

        I'm in agreement in hoping this film doesn't get dragged down by Twilight hype. Seems every time Pattinson promotes something outside "the franchise" Summit has to get a Twilight mention in somewhere. And let's not forget that they still have to promote Breaking Dawn II. I think Summit's afraid that their two leads working on separate projects will take the focus off their precious Edward/Bella and therefore, effect BD2's box office. I just hope that Stewart stays away from Cosmopolis promotion and Pattinson stays away from SWATH and On The Road promotion. Let each stand on their own for a change.

        • http://YAHOO janet interdonato

          i totally agree that robert pattinson should concentrate on his film and not get involved with swath. the same goes for kristen stewart should stay away from cosmopolis promotion. they are each individuals and each has their ownno isten stewart hurting robert pattinsons career. why is his popularity down and hers is skyrocketing.she is getting tons of exposure in maagazine, on televison shows, etc. i cannot find one picture of robert pattinson without kristen stewart in any u.s. magazines. only in magazines overseas do they at least focus on robert pattinson without kristen stewart. robert pattinson needs his own exposure

  • Khaira

    Looks like a trip really....Cronenberg remains a madman at heart....wonderful...