Robert Pattinson has landed a lead role in Cosmopolis, the Don DeLillo novel adaptation that David Cronenberg wrote and will direct.
The film will follow Eric Packer (Pattinson) a financial wunderkind who risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a tumultuous day. This risky wager makes him a targer for assassination in a drama that is a study of capitalism in a slightly futuristic metropolis. The majority of the scenes in the book take place in the limousine that transports Packer from place to place. Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti are also reportedly attached to star.
Pattinson will soon be seen in Water For Elephant's opposite Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz directed by Francis Lawrence and adapted from the Elizabeth Gruen novel Water For Elephants. He is choosing his acting gigs rather wisely lately, but working with strong filmmakers and tasteful source material. As a big fan of Cronenberg's work and an admirer of DeLillo's books he is eager to work on thsi film.
I like Robert Pattinson as an actor and think that Water For Elephant's looks great. Cronenburg is a fabulous director and this sounds like a great film.
What are your thoughts?