While David Cronenberg’s films as of late have veered somewhat away from the horror genre, they still tend to have that odd off-kilter unique Cronenberg-esque vibe to them, and hence require our attention here on Icons Of Fright. And his latest COSMOPOLIS looks like one of his most bizarre offerings yet! Based on the novel by Don DeLillo and starring Robert Pattinson, below is the brand new trailer. The flick opens August 17th! Full details after the trailer.
Unfolding in a single cataclysmic day, the story follows Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) – a 28-year old financial whiz kid and billionaire asset manager – as he heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo to get a haircut from his father’s old barber, while remotely wageringhis company’s massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. Packer’s luxe trip across the city quickly becomes dizzyingly hellishas he encounters explosive city riots, a parade of provocative visitors, and is thrust into a myriad of intimate encounters. Having started the day with everything, believing he is the future, Packer’s perfectly ordered, doubt-free world is about to implode. Produced by Paulo Branco and Martin Katz, COSMOPOLIS also stars Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, K’Naan, Emily Hampshire with Samantha Morton and Paul Giamatti.