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Robert Pattinson calls David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis script "insane and difficult", plus Sarah Gadon joins the cast

03.30.2011

After a brief period of casting uncertainties, it looks like David Cronenberg's limo movie COSMOPOLIS is all set and ready to go.

According to a press release issued by the film's Canadian distributor Entertainment One, actress Sarah Gadon has been cast as the wife of Robert Pattinson's character 'Eric Packer'. Gadon, while obviously not as big of a name as the originally cast Marion Cotillard (THE DARK KNIGHT RISES), will actually be seen briefly in Cronenberg's yet-to-be-released A DANGEROUS METHOD.

Meanwhile, in an interview with Empire, Robert Pattinson spoke a bit about COSMOPOLIS and his unlikely involvement with the project:

"I'm just astonished that I've been cast. I'd read the script before and thought, 'Wow, this is insane. But insane and difficult.' And then, out of nowhere, my agent said, 'Do you want to do it?' I'd never thought about working with Cronenberg, but I've always loved his movies. It just never came into my head that there would ever be that opportunity.

"Y'know, there are so few auteurs left. The one thing that pisses me off about working in films is when you start a project and then, suddenly, two days before you start, there's a massive rewrite to make an R-rated movie into something that's PG-13, and it's a totally different story. As soon as that line's been crossed, you know you're not making a movie anymore. You're making a...a... fridge magnet. But with people like Cronenberg you know that, no matter what, there will be a movie at the end, and it will be solid and self-contained, and it's not made for any other reason than it being a movie."


COSMOPOLIS - which also stars Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, Juliet Binoche, and Mathieu Almaric - is an adaptation of the book by Don DeLillo that largely takes place inside a limousine and "follows the life of newly married billionaire Eric Packer (Pattinson) as he cheats on his wife (Gadon), is pursued by a stalker (Giamatti), gets attacked by a protester and gradually loses his entire fortune over the course of a single day."
Extra Tidbit: A fridge magnet?
Source: /Film

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