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Robert Pattinson to star in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis and everyone is flabbergasted

01.05.2011

It's not unusual for one male star to step out of a lead role and another one step in. Well, get this--Colin Farrell has stepped down from David Cronenberg's COSMOPOLIS and Robert Pattinson is taking his place.

Wait, say what?

It's true. As soon as THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN wraps Pattinson will star opposite Marion Cotillard and possibly Paul Giamatti in Cronenberg's film. COSMOPOLIS is adapted from the Don DeLillo that centers on, "A financial wunderkind, Packer risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a tumultuous day. His deed puts him in the crosshairs for assassination in a drama that is a study of capitalism in a slightly futuristic metropolis. Most of the scenes in the book take place in the limousine that transports Packer from place to place."

Why did Farrell drop out? The actor favored one project over the other for some unknown reason. Instead of doing the Cronenberg film, Farrell is going to take on TOTAL RECALL for helmer Len Wiseman. Is this a good move or a bad move? Maybe he really likes TOTAL RECALL.

Do you guys think that Pattinson could really break out and be a worth while actor? Will Cronenberg be the one to pull a great performance out of him?

Extra Tidbit: I was watching POWDER the other day and was wondering why Jeff Goldblum stood there so long while Powder was being zapped by a powerful electrical current. Dude, it's crazy shit and all but pull the plug! He was like those people who drive really slow and stare when there's an accident.
Source: Deadline

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5:50AM on 01/08/2011
That picture is fuckin' epically awesome! God I love it! Is that even real?! "And shepherds we shall be, for thee my lord, for thee... Power hath descended forth from thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth unto thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In nomine patris... Et filii... Spiritus sancti..." CONNOR: "And this is for Twilight..." Oh yeah! And that was all from the dome! Memory alone!
That picture is fuckin' epically awesome! God I love it! Is that even real?! "And shepherds we shall be, for thee my lord, for thee... Power hath descended forth from thy hand, that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth unto thee and teeming with souls shall it ever be. In nomine patris... Et filii... Spiritus sancti..." CONNOR: "And this is for Twilight..." Oh yeah! And that was all from the dome! Memory alone!
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11:31AM on 01/07/2011

Cronenberg will get the best out of Pattinson

I have faith in this project. For DeLillo fans, check out "Game 6" which stars Michael Keaton in a great role, DeLillo wrote the screenplay
I have faith in this project. For DeLillo fans, check out "Game 6" which stars Michael Keaton in a great role, DeLillo wrote the screenplay
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6:22PM on 01/06/2011

Rob P. is alright...

My wife made me watch "Remember Me" with her, I thought he did a great job in that movie, he keep my attention, great acting on his part.
My wife made me watch "Remember Me" with her, I thought he did a great job in that movie, he keep my attention, great acting on his part.
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5:06PM on 01/06/2011
The only person more flabbergasted than every single person who's read this news is Robert Pattinson himself. Unfortunately, his face has trouble expressing the complex emotions he's currently feeling and remains in its customarily blank form. But trust me, he's flabbergasted on the inside.
The only person more flabbergasted than every single person who's read this news is Robert Pattinson himself. Unfortunately, his face has trouble expressing the complex emotions he's currently feeling and remains in its customarily blank form. But trust me, he's flabbergasted on the inside.
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4:37PM on 01/06/2011
OK, I'm sorry for Farrell, but I have really no official opinion of Pattinson. He's not exactly had an opportunity to give a performance in a good movie yet, and hopefully "Water for Elephants" will showcase him a bit more.
OK, I'm sorry for Farrell, but I have really no official opinion of Pattinson. He's not exactly had an opportunity to give a performance in a good movie yet, and hopefully "Water for Elephants" will showcase him a bit more.
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12:05PM on 01/06/2011
I trust Cronenberg. I'll wait and see where this goes.
I trust Cronenberg. I'll wait and see where this goes.
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9:22AM on 01/06/2011
People were complaining about the Titanic couple a few years back so I'm willing to give the guy a chance.

As for Farrell, I don't see any reason to go from Cronnenberg to Wiseman except money. Bad move.
People were complaining about the Titanic couple a few years back so I'm willing to give the guy a chance.

As for Farrell, I don't see any reason to go from Cronnenberg to Wiseman except money. Bad move.
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8:55AM on 01/06/2011
Cronenberg could cast Pauly Shore and I'd still be there opening weekend. I could care less . . .
Cronenberg could cast Pauly Shore and I'd still be there opening weekend. I could care less . . .
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8:35AM on 01/06/2011
Too bad he's only know for Twilight. I'd really like to see him breakthrough as a respectable actor.
Too bad he's only know for Twilight. I'd really like to see him breakthrough as a respectable actor.
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3:39AM on 01/06/2011

Nothing against Pattinson, but...

...I was really looking forward to Farrell in this. He's one of the better actors of his generation, imo, and I love Don DeLillo. I'm also a fan of Cronenberg's. I was just really excited to see the film made with him in the lead...I'll still give this a chance but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit disappointed by the news that Farrell is gone.
...I was really looking forward to Farrell in this. He's one of the better actors of his generation, imo, and I love Don DeLillo. I'm also a fan of Cronenberg's. I was just really excited to see the film made with him in the lead...I'll still give this a chance but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a bit disappointed by the news that Farrell is gone.
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3:03AM on 01/06/2011

To be fair...

Cronenberg should really be directing Breaking Dawn, with some of the fucked up shit that happens in that book. Vampire teeth c-sections and a werewolf falling in love with a baby. Holy shit.
Cronenberg should really be directing Breaking Dawn, with some of the fucked up shit that happens in that book. Vampire teeth c-sections and a werewolf falling in love with a baby. Holy shit.
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11:22PM on 01/05/2011

I'm willing to give him a shot

Cronenberg is a hell of a director and if he sees something in Robert Pattinson that he likes then I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I don't blame him for taking Twilight: it's a monster paycheque that'll give you the chance to star in a bunch of indie flicks.
Cronenberg is a hell of a director and if he sees something in Robert Pattinson that he likes then I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I don't blame him for taking Twilight: it's a monster paycheque that'll give you the chance to star in a bunch of indie flicks.
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10:42PM on 01/05/2011
Pattinson is a good actor. It's just that he gets shit from being in the Twilight movies. If he weren't, then people would have a totally different opinion of him.
Pattinson is a good actor. It's just that he gets shit from being in the Twilight movies. If he weren't, then people would have a totally different opinion of him.
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10:27PM on 01/05/2011

hey

At least it's not Jacob Lautner.
At least it's not Jacob Lautner.
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10:18PM on 01/05/2011
Farrell needs a mainstream hit right now. Therefore, the mainstream blockbuster (as directed by mainstream director Len Wiseman) Total Recall over a Cronenberg film.

Pattinson needs credibility. Therefore, a Cronenberg film is to his benefit (= instant boost on the respect scale).

As for this news, I'm not as altogether shocked as most people seem to be. I have never seen the Twilight films but everything I've seen or read of Pattinson has indicated that he has ambitions that go far
Farrell needs a mainstream hit right now. Therefore, the mainstream blockbuster (as directed by mainstream director Len Wiseman) Total Recall over a Cronenberg film.

Pattinson needs credibility. Therefore, a Cronenberg film is to his benefit (= instant boost on the respect scale).

As for this news, I'm not as altogether shocked as most people seem to be. I have never seen the Twilight films but everything I've seen or read of Pattinson has indicated that he has ambitions that go far beyond that franchise and that he took the role simply because it was a boost to his career. He also comes off as way more intelligent than his two co-stars. I actually think he has a significantly higher chance of succeeding as a respected actor in comparison to say, Zac Efron (who is also making an attempted transition). I'm not saying I think he's guaranteed to turn out as the next DiCaprio or something, but that I'm willing to give him a chance to prove himself.
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9:53PM on 01/05/2011
The dudes not that bad of an actor.
The dudes not that bad of an actor.
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9:38PM on 01/05/2011
I won't judge right not, but I must admit I'm a bit skeptical.
I won't judge right not, but I must admit I'm a bit skeptical.
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9:37PM on 01/05/2011

Darn...

If Farrel could be convincing in a phone booth he was made to film in the back of a limo. David Cronenberg is a jack of all trades and only just becoming a master of some. A history of violence
was great but there were some pacing issues. Eastern Promises was gritty. I don't think even God could make Pattinson give a good performance, the only thing he was good in was Harry Potter, and he was a dick and then
dead. Cronenberg should rethink this.
If Farrel could be convincing in a phone booth he was made to film in the back of a limo. David Cronenberg is a jack of all trades and only just becoming a master of some. A history of violence
was great but there were some pacing issues. Eastern Promises was gritty. I don't think even God could make Pattinson give a good performance, the only thing he was good in was Harry Potter, and he was a dick and then
dead. Cronenberg should rethink this.
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9:03PM on 01/05/2011
I trust Cronenberg knows what he's doing.
I trust Cronenberg knows what he's doing.
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8:53PM on 01/05/2011

Why not.

I'm always willing to give actors that have unsavory starts a chance. If someone gave me a chance to be in shitty movies and make millions, I would do it, then begin reconstructing my career by taking good/risky roles.
I'm always willing to give actors that have unsavory starts a chance. If someone gave me a chance to be in shitty movies and make millions, I would do it, then begin reconstructing my career by taking good/risky roles.
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3:20AM on 01/06/2011
Couldn't agree with you more. I could try, but I would not be successful.
Couldn't agree with you more. I could try, but I would not be successful.
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