David Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS Trailer Is Here
David Cronenberg’s much anticipated film, COSMOPOLIS, starring ROBERT PATTINSON will have its World Premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival running from 16-27 May 2012. The film will play in Competition which is the most prestigious section at the festival and is one of the films that will compete for the Palme D’Or. Check out the exciting new trailer below!
Cronenberg’s new project assembled a remarkable cast, headed by Robert Pattinson in the leading role, and some of the most amazing contemporary stars, including Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Kevin Durand, Samantha Morton, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire and Patricia Mckenzie.
World famous Howard Shore, and Oscar winner composer for the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy soundtrack, is also involved in COSMOPOLIS, as well as David Cronenberg’s regular cinematographer, Peter Suschitzky, renowned for his works in “Empire Strikes Back” or “Crash”.
COSMOPOLIS is an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s story about a 28 year-old billionaire who crosses Manhattan for a haircut.
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.
Cronenberg revisits subjects that fascinate him: how the organic and the psychological are inextricably intertwined, society’s anxieties and phobias, and letting repressed impulses and paranoia run wild.COSMOPOLIS is a culmination of his masterpieces that addresses the alarming global financial crisis of today’s world. It is a hauntingly prophetic fable that turns the future into history and suggests that the archaic might be our eerie future.
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