Robert Pattinson in Cannes: 'Cosmopolis'
David Cronenberg's chaotic comedy-drama Cosmopolis was screened today (May 25) at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, where the director, accompanied by actors Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti, and Emily Hampshire, posed for photographers. The film is in the running for the Palme d'Or.
A larger version of the Robert Pattinson photo above has been posted at Just Jared, which has several other images from Cosmopolis' Cannes photocall.
'The history and the past'
Reviews were mixed for Cosmopolis, which some found too talky. On the other hand, they were highly positive for Robert Pattinson, best known until now for his lovestruck vampire Edward Cullen in the Twilight movies. (See also: “Robert Pattinson 'Flawless' in Cosmopolis.”)
According to Just Jared, when Pattinson was asked a Twilight-related question, Cronenberg interfered, telling the journalist that the 26-year-old actor 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), Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti, and Emily Hampshire, the Cosmopolis cast includes Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Mathieu Amalric, Kevin Durand, and Patricia McKenzie. Cosmopolis opened in France this week.
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 novel features Pattinson as an ambitious, impoverished ex-soldier, plus Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Colm Meaney, and Holliday Grainger. Bel Ami's U.S. theatrical release date is June 8.
- Bill Condon's The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, the last installment in the Twilight movie franchise, which opens on Nov. 16. 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 franchise 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.
The previous Twilight movies are:
- Catherine Hardwicke's Twilight (2008).
- Chris Weitz's New Moon (2009).
- David Slade's Eclipse (2010).
- Bill Condon's Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011).
Robert Pattinson Cannes Film Festival photo via Just Jared.