Robert Pattinson / Eric Packer, Cosmopolis
Robert Pattinson’s multibillionaire Eric Packer doesn’t go on and on about wanting a haircut in this new Cosmopolis trailer — yes, another new Cosmopolis trailer. (Please scroll down.) This a more philosophical trailer, with cosmic statements such as "I smell sex all over you." Pattinson’s reaction to that is priceless. And are they watching snuff films (minus the sex) at one point? [Check out another Cosmopolis trailer.]
Now, this latest Cosmopolis trailer also offers a better look at the various supporting actors in the film. The English Patient’s Juliette Binoche looks particularly impressive.
Cronenberg co-wrote the Cosmopolis screenplay with Don DeLillo, the author of the novel on which the film is based. In addition to Robert Pattinson and Juliette Binoche, Cosmopolis features A Dangerous Method’s Sarah Gadon, Cinderella Man’s Paul Giamatti, Sweet and Lowdown’s Samantha Morton, I Am Number Four’s Kevin Durand, Quantum of Solace’s Mathieu Amalric, and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’s Jay Baruchel.
Cosmopolis opens in France on May 23 and in Australia on August 30. It’s scheduled to open in a number of other countries, though a US date/distributor hasn’t been announced. That should change in the very near future, as Cosmopolis will be screened in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.
David Cronenberg has directed about 25 features in the last 45 years. Among those are The Brood (1979), with Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar; Scanners (1981), with Jennifer O’Neill, Stephen Lack, and Patrick McGoohan; and The Fly (1986), with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis.
Also: Dead Ringers (1988), with Jeremy Irons and Geneviève Bujold; A History of Violence (2005), with Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, and Ed Harris; Eastern Promises (2007), with Mortensen and Naomi Watts; and A Dangerous Method (2011), with Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Keira Knightley.
Besides Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson has two other 2012 releases:
- Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod’s Bel Ami, which has already opened in the UK and several other countries. The period piece features Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Colm Meaney, and Holliday Grainger in this latest film version of Guy de Maupassant’s novel. Bel Ami’s US theatrical release date is June 8.
- Bill Condon’s The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 opens on November 16. Robert Pattinson co-stars with Kristen Stewart (who may also be at Cannes with Walter Salles’ On the Road) and Taylor Lautner. Additionally, Breaking Dawn 2 features Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse / Breaking Dawn Part 1 regulars Elizabeth Reaser, Peter Facinelli, Dakota Fanning, Nikki Reed, Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Booboo Stewart, Michael Sheen, Julia Jones, Billy Burke, and others.