The actor will be stepping into the shoes that were to be worn by Colin Farrell. Paul Giamatti and Marion Cotillard are already on board the film, which is eyeing a mid-May start in Toronto. Farrell was attached to play the lead but segued to a remake of "Total Recall," which also shoots in the spring.
While a report today claims Pattinson will star in Cosmopolis for edgy director David Cronenberg, I'm told the deal isn't done just yet. In other words, everyone wants it to happen, but they're still in negotiations.
Based on Don DeLillo‘s book of the same name, the film follows 24 hours in the life of a newly married billionaire Eric Packer (Pattinson) as he cheats on his wife, is pursued by a stalker, gets attacked by a protester and gradually loses his entire fortune over the course of a single day. The adaptation was penned by Cronenberg himself and cast is currently rounded out by Marion Cotillard who will play Pattinson’s wife and Paul Giamatti as one of the two men stalking the billionaire. Let’s just slow this down for a second: Robert Pattinson and Marion Cotillard are going to play a married couple? Please.
So why has Farrell bailed? Well, with the actor recently signed on to star in the “Total Recall” reboot that is scheduled to go in front of cameras this spring, roughly around the same time as Cronenberg’s film and we figure the bigger paycheck won out. The current plan is for Pattinson to finish his work on “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” with Bill Condon and move right on over to Cronenberg’s film.
Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti have been linked to Cosmopolis in the past as well, but they’re not officially confirmed to join Pattinson in the project.
Whew! We’ve just got done reading the script for Robert Pattinson’s reported new movie Cosmopolis and it is a doozy! The script is full of sex, suspense, and financial turmoil for Rob’s Eric Packer character. And get this — it all centers around Eric’s desire for a haircut! Yup, Rob’s hair is one of the main characters in his new flick.( Collapse )
We posted the official deadline exclusive here
| a compilation of Editorial/Publisher reviews about the novel is available at Amazon
which offers a closer look into what Rob's role as Eric Parker will entail. Media links above via