Whenever I see David Cronenberg’s name attached to any movie I know I in for something unique. His films range for the abstract, such as Videodrome, The Fly, and eXistenZ, to his raw dramas, Eastern Promises and A History of Violence. The later being a lot of his most recent film but now is returning to the kind of movies I can only describe as psychedelic with his latest venture, Cosmospolis. Not much about the plot has been revealed just yet but Collider.com reports the movie follows Pattinson who “plays a successful banker whose entire life unravels over the course of a single day.” If you have not seen the trailer here it is:
It is no secret the Robert Pattinson’s involvement in Cosmopolis draws a lot of attention to it but it does appear to be a different kind of role for him. Granted he usually plays a desired male lead but never in the form of a playboy. I could be wrong though, he might not be a playboy in the film but judging from the near nude scene with Patricia McKenzie and the line from Sara Gadon that she “smelled sex all over” him, well I am just connecting some dots. The trailer seems to hint that this care-free playboy is going about his day in his luxury limo until something seems to go wrong (some scandal) during the day that casts him into the presence of some unlikely company, one person being poor-hygiene character played by Paul Giamatti. To be honest, Giamatti being in this film is what most interests me since he picks nothing but good scripts.
Here are some recently released stills of some of the other stars of Cosmopolis: Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, and Juliette Binoche:
Chitwood, Adam. “New Images of Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchel, and Samantha Morton in COSMOPOLIS.” Collider.com. Date Posted: May 8th, 2012.