Robert Pattinson Photoshoot Re-enacts Scenes from David Cronenberg Films DEAD RINGERS, SCANNERS and VIDEODROME

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Say what you will about Robert Pattinson (Twilight) but the actor is taking his role in director David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis to heart.  During a recent interview with French entertainment magazine, Premiere, Pattinson offered to do a photoshoot that would recreate scenes from some of Cronenberg’s most memorable films.  The 13 hour shoot featured Pattinson paying an homage to Scanners, Dead Ringers and Videodrome.  Any Cronenberg fan is going to want to check this gallery out, but fans and critics of Pattinson alike should be impressed with his commitment to his director.

Cosmopolis, also starring Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti and Kevin Durand, will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival which runs from May 16th to the 27th.  Check out our continuing coverage here and hit the jump to check out the photoshoot.

Check out the photos of Pattinson below, courtesy of Premiere (via Cosmopolis Film) after the official 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.


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  • Hansel

    Wait for it, wait for it… I’m going to do it…

    They could have at least re-enacted the head exploding scene!

    Worth the wait right? Bet you weren’t expecting that!

  • dudeabides

    not a fan of pattinson. but it seems like his changing it up with cosmopolis. maybe he can act in something other than vampire movies? we shall see. plus the photos r pretty cool

    • Jesus

      His dedication to Cronenberg is great and all, but that doesn’t have any bearing on the fact that he’s a one-note actor who performs the same no matter what role he has (Twilight, Water for Elephants, Bel Ami, etc.)

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  • Tam

    Great to see classic Cronenberg flicks getting some attention. Cosmoplois, according to the review that accompanied this photoshoot in Premiere Frans, is the director at his best. I trust his judgement on his actors…. he hasn’t let me down before!

  • Tim

    Give him time to mature. He is already great, just watch. He’s like a young Brad Pitt.

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