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Robert Pattinson pays tribute to Cronenberg in a cool new photoshoot; plus two new Cosmopolis clips

05.11.2012by: Andy Madrzak

Some of you might have raised an eyebrow when David Cronenberg decided to cast Robert Pattinson in his new film COSMOPOLIS, but if this story is anything to go by, the  TWILIGHT star is no stranger to the director's creative output. In a recent photoshoot for the French magazine Premiere, Pattinson paid homage to some of Cronenberg's most memorable films, such as VIDEODROME, DEAD RINGERS and SCANNERS. As reported by the movie's official website, Pattinson himself came up with the idea for the shoot, while doing an interview for the mag. The entire session reportedly lasted over 13 hours. The folks at Premiere commented on the whole affair, saying:

"To say that he got involved in the making of the photoshoot is an euphemism. The first images of Scanners and Videodrome we prepared for him as an inspiration for the future snapshots came back to us with an unexpected commentary: Rob was sorry that they weren’t more daring, wanting to push all the limits with this shoot – the complete opposite of what someone in his position would have asked."

Cool stuff. Scope out a selection of photos from the shoot above and below. In other news, two brand new clips from COSMOPOLIS were recently released. You can also check those out below.

 

It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end -- those booming times of market optimism when the culture boiled with money and corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments.

Eric Packer, a billionaire asset manager at age twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. On this day he is a man with two missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town.

His journey to the barbershop is a contemporary odyssey, funny and fast-moving. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol's funeral and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors -- his experts on security, technology, currency, finance and theory. Sometimes he leaves the car for sexual encounters and sometimes he doesn't have to.

COSMOPOLIS will hopefully get a North American release date soon, courtesy of eOne. The movie will screen at the Cannes Film Festival later this month.

Extra Tidbit: Who can pin a movie title to each of the photos above?

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