First Clip from David Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS Starring Robert Pattinson [UPDATED with New Trailer and Clips

     May 3, 2012

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The first trailers for David Cronenberg‘s adaptation of Don DeLillo‘s novel Cosmopolis have been delightfully intense.  The movie looks like a return to the strange and surreal for Cronenberg, and a huge departure for star Robert Pattinson.  For those unfamiliar with the film, Pattinson plays a successful banker whose entire life unravels over the course of a single day.  In advance of the film’s debut at the Cannes Film Festival, the first clip has gone online.  It’s as bizarre as the trailers have led us to believe, and the dialogue definitely seems to have the odd, detached style of DeLillo’s writing.  I’m now even more anxious to see how Cannes reacts to the picture.

Hit the jump to check out the clip.  The film also stars Sarah Gadon, Kevin Durand, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, and Mathieu Amalric.  The 2012 Cannes Film Festival runs from May 16 – 25th. [Update: We have added a new trailer and two more clips.]

Clip via Allocine.

 

 

 

Here’s the synopsis for Cosmopolis:

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.

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