Synopsis: Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager’s day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart.
Release Date: TBA 2012
Thoughts: This could be a bad combination. Bringing together the vacant talent of Robert Pattinson with the too-deep-to-make-sense talent of David Cronenberg could result in a movie that seems to take a lot of risks but ends up in the discount bin. Cronenberg’s films are always challenging and I’m not sure that’s what Pattinson needs to establish himself as NOT a vampire. In the last decade Cronenberg has skewed to more linear and mainstream fare so the look and tone of Cosmopolis sees the director returning to the avant garde stylings of his 80’s and 90’s work. Colin Farrell was originally cast but dropped out to make Total Recall…Farrell is an actor who I could see being well matched to this director. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if Pattinson can make that connection with the material that will show his strengths are not limited to faraway gazes and dewy romance.