Cosmopolis' Robert Pattinson, David Cronenberg, Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti, and Emily Hampshire posed for photographers at the Cannes Film Festival 2012, where Cosmopolis is in the running for the Palme d'Or. The above Robert Pattinson photo was posted at Just Jared, which has several other images from the Cosmopolis photo call.
Cronenberg's chaotic comedy-drama was screened today at Cannes. Reviews were mixed for Cosmopolis, which some found too talky, but they were highly positive for Robert Pattinson, 26, best known until now for his lovestruck vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies. [Check out: COSMOPOLIS Mixed Reviews; Robert Pattinson 'Flawless'.]
According to Just Jared, when Pattinson was asked a Twilight-related question, Cronenberg interfered, telling the journalist that Robert Pattinson is a “real person with a history and a past. The history and the past is not Twilight. It is Cosmopolis.”
In addition to Robert Pattinson as the young multibillionaire New Yorker Eric Packer, the Cosmopolis cast includes the aforementioned Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti, and Emily Hampshire, in addition to Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Mathieu Amalric, Kevin Durand, and Patricia McKenzie. Cosmopolis opened in France this week. [Check out: COSMOPOLIS release dates.]
Robert Pattinson Movies in 2012
In addition to Cosmopolis, Robert Pattinson has two other 2012 releases:
- Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod's Bel Ami, which has already opened in several countries and is currently available on VOD in the United States. This latest film version of Guy de Maupassant's satirical novel features Pattinson as an ambitious, impoverished ex-soldier, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Colm Meaney, and Holliday Grainger. Bel Ami's US theatrical release date is June 8.
- Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, the last installment in the Twilight movie franchise, opens on November 16. Robert Pattinson co-stars with Kristen Stewart (whose On the Road was also screened — to mixed reviews — at Cannes) 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.
Robert Pattinson Cannes photo via Just Jared.