First Look At Robert Pattinson In David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis

Casting news has been coming out left and right about who has joined David Cronenberg’s next film, Cosmopolis. Actors like Jay Baruchel and Paul Giamatti have joined the impressive cast list, but now we finally have our hands on the first picture for the film. The image features star Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon sitting in a taxi cab and it can be seen below.

Personally, I can’t wait for more news regarding Cosmopolis. David Cronenberg is a fantastic filmmaker and this movie sounds very interesting. It doesn’t seem like his type of movie which is why I am even more excited. It’s fun seeing a director tackle something out of his comfort zone. I’m also quite curious to see how Robert Pattinson handles the lead role. He’s most popular for his fame in Twilight, but recently he has started to break out in films like Water for Elephants and Remember Me. Does Pattinson have what it takes to lead a star studded Cronenberg flick?

Cosmopolis stars Robert Pattinson, Jay Baruchuel, Paul Giamatti, Sarah Gadon and Kevin Durand. No exact release date has been announced, but you can expect it sometime in 2012. Check out the synopsis below:

“A day in the life of a brilliant and precocious New Economy billionaire, a study in big money and affectlessness. As one character remarks, 28-year-old Eric Packer “wants to be one civilization ahead of this one.” But on an April day in the year 2000, Eric’s fortune and life fall apart. The story tracks him as he traverses Manhattan in his stretch limo. His goal: a haircut at Anthony’s, his father’s old barber. But on this day his driver has to navigate a presidential visit, an attack by anarchists and a rapper’s funeral. Meanwhile, the yen is mounting, destroying Eric’s bet against it. The catastrophe liberates Eric’s destructive instinct-he shoots another character and increases his bet. Mostly, the action consists of sequences in the back of the limo (where he stages meetings with his doctor, various corporate officers and a New Economy guru) interrupted by various pit stops. He lunches with his wife of 22 days, Elise Shifrin. He has sex with two women, his art consultant and a bodyguard. He is hit in the face with a pie by a protester. He knows he is being stalked, and the novel stages a final convergence between the ex-tycoon and his stalker.”