First of all, this teaser for Cosmopolis is NSFW. Now, I love David Cronenberg. I love both of his last two films, Eastern Promises and A History of Violence. His last film was A Dangerous Method which I have yet to see. The one constant of all three films is Viggo Mortensen, but he is not in Cosmopolis. Cosmopolis is based on the book by Don DeLillo. Cronenberg wrote the screenplay as well as directed the film. Robert Pattinson is the star of the film, playing the main character, Eric Packer. He is joined by a slew of actors including Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Durand, Juliette Binoche, and Sarah Gadon.
This seems like a very violent, strange, and naughty film, and I like it.
“Cosmopolis is a day in the life of Eric Packer, a 28-year-old New York stock market multi-millionaire, as he crosses Manhattan in his customized limousine to go for a haircut. His cross-town journey becomes an almost vertical voyage, with bizarre occurrences and an authentic parade of crazy characters along the way, in a landscape that depicts the modern soul of the West at the end of the millennium.”
Cosmopolis does not have a US release date yet, but is released in Europe as early as May 2012.