If there’s anything to be said about Mr. Robert Pattinson and the legendary Canadian director David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis it’s that it could be one of the top films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. A new international trailer for Cosmopolis, was released yesterday, and boy, does it look like one wild, sexy and drug induced ride — all the elements needed to make a damn good action film.
Cronenberg, who caught the attention of US movie critics in past film festivals long ago, is hoping to cast the same memorizing spell. If the film proves a success at the Cannes Film Festival this year, there’s no doubt that Cosmopolis could see an international release, making thousands of people happy. Why wait for it on DVD if you don’t have to, right?
Set in a near-furture New York City, Cosmopolis examines the world through the eyes of Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) a 28-year-old, finance thrill seeker who gets caught up in placing a bet on the unsuspecting falling yuan exchange rate. Traveling across town for 24 hours in need of a haircut from his father’s old barber, Packer experiences life changing events that occur before his eyes. The young asset manager must think fast as he’ll try to save his wife, his money and his position as Wall Street’s head-honcho in result for loosing his bet.
Through the film’s themes Cronenberg examines current events taking place in many countries today — the filthy rich clashing with the middle and lower class. In the trailer, scores of people cause complete mayhem as they try desperately to overturn the system, while Pattinson’s character is caught red-handed in the middle of it all.
There’s something completely mesmerizing about Pattinson, and no, I’m not referring to his “irresistibly good looks”. Pattinson’s choice of films lately have been pretty impressive (Water for Elephants, Remember Me). The actor, known best for his role as Edward Cullen in the film adaptations of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight Saga, has caught the attention of many movie goers. He’ll transform himself again in the period-drama, Bel Ami, where he’ll star along side Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci. Pattinson will have some work ahead of him as he tries to shed the diamond-drenched sparkle of Edward Cullen, but starring in this film should begin the long and painful process.
Directed by David Cronenbergh and starring Robert Pattinson, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric, Sarah Gadon, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, and Patricia McKenzie, Cosmopolis hits the Cannes Film Festival May 23rd, 2012.
‘Cosmopolis’ International Movie Trailer