David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis looks like an insane film, which is perfect for the filmmaker because he's great at bringing insanity to the big screen. The movie stars Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, K'naan, Emily Hampshire, Samantha Morton, and Paul Giamatti, and the first film clip has been released.
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. Madness is engulfing the city. The clip gives us just a little taste of what this movie has in store, and so far I like what I see.
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.
Check out the clip below, and watch the trailer for the film here to give you a little more insight into what is going on.
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