David Cronenberg Casts Robert Pattinson In Cosmopolis

The last time we were talking about Cosmopolis, it was Colin Farrell who was going to have to lay down naked in the middle of a Manhattan road with Marion Cotillard; now, it’s set to be Robert Pattinson, the poor, unfortunate pin-up of Twihards everywhere.

The film is being adapted from Don De Lillo’s novel by David Cronenberg, and Deadline say that this was the appeal for Pattinson, a fan of both the novelist and filmmaker. And the appeal for Cronenberg in casting Pattinson? Well, nobody’s saying, so let’s just assume it’s because he’s a good actor and he’s right for the role. Some of you hardcore Twilight slammers are going to sniff at that, but I expect you’ll probably be proven wrong in the long run.

When Farrell was in the frame, so was Cotillard, as I said, and also Paul Giamatti. Neither, however, have been re-confirmed, and this one change to the casting as we understood it has only made me a tad doubtful about the rest.

Here’s how I described the novel last time around:

The story, unravelling in the course of a single day, tells of how a billionaire loses his entire fortune during a difficult journey across Manhattan… has a quietly futurist vibe, not unlike the more recent work of William Gibson.

Perfect material, I think, for Cronenberg.

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