Two new trailers have been released for David Cronenberg's new film Cosmopolis. The film looks completely insane, and that's what makes me want to see it. Cronenberg has made some pretty incredible and jacked up films in his career, and this movie will fit right in with the Cronenberg movie collection.
The film is an adaptation of Don DeLillo's 2003 novel of the same name, and story centers on Robert Pattinson's billionaire character, who is on a journey in a luxurious, hi-tech stretch limo to get haircut in a crazily bizarre semi-futuristic Manhattan. Of course... insanity ensues.
This movie is classic Cronenberg at his best. This also looks like it could be Pattinson's best movie role to date. The film also stars Sarah Gadon, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, and Jay Baruchel.
Here's the synopsis:
New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer, a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father’s old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan’s exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric’s bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city’s streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey. Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination.
Cosmopolis doesn’t have a US release date yet. It will be playing at Cannes, and open in France on May 23rd. Watch the two trailers below and tell us what your favorite Cronenberg movie is.