David Cronenberg's daughter Caitlin Cronenberg tweeted out our first look at the directors new film Cosmopolis which stars Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon.
The story follows "a multimillionaire on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan as he attempts to get a haircut, betting his wealth against the declining Japanese Yen." Pattinson will play the millionaire, the rest of the cast includes Juliet Binoce, Paul Giamatti and Samantha Morton.
Here is a full description of the book by Don DeLillo's that the movie is based on:
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.
This should turn out to be a very interesting movie.