David Cronenberg, the man that brought us some great films such as A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, Crash, The Dead Zone, and The Fly, is now going to make a movie based on a 28 year-old billionaire who crosses Manhatten for a haircut.
Yeah, thats not really what I was expecting either. The movie is called Cosmopolis, and it is based on the novel by Don DeLillo's. The film is set to start shooting in 2010 in New York and Toronto.
It must be one hell of an interesting trip to the barber.
Here is the book description:
It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end -- those booming times of market optimism when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments.
Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. On this day he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town.
His journey to the barbershop is a contemporary odyssey, funny and fast-moving. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol's funeral and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors -- his experts on security, technology, currency, finance and theory. Sometimes he leaves the car for sexual encounters and sometimes he doesn't have to.
Sounds like a good time. It will be cool to see how Cronoberg brings it to life. What do you all think?