Here’s a very good turn of events for David Cronenberg‘s adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis, which is now scheduled to shoot in late May.

The film stars Robert Pattinson as a young billionaire, who during the course of one day traveling across Manhattan in his limo, manages to cheat on his wife, deal with protesters and another antagonist or two, and encounter some financial trouble. We don’t know who’ll play his wife (Marion Cotillard was once set, and Keira Knightley was rumored, then debunked) but we do know that Paul Giamatti will be one of the antagonists.

And now Juliette Binoche is in the cast, and Mathieu Almaric may be along for the ride, too. Read More »

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There’s been a lot of jumping the gun lately when it comes to casting announcements, and, surprisingly, most of it has been from directors and producers rather than press. So here’s an attempt to quickly set the story straight on several diverse projects: David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, the adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Snuff, and Beat the Reaper. Read More »

With his appearance in Win Win getting great reviews out of Sundance, Paul Giamatti is all over the place this week. It’s always good to see the excellent actor getting attention, but his interviews this week have been more than good exposure. They’re the source of info about upcoming films including David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis and The Hangover Part II. Read More »

David Cronenberg‘s adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis seems to be undergoing some big changes. Originally announced with Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard as the primary cast members, we recently saw the first change when Mr. Farrell signed on for a remake of Total Recall instead. His replacement in Cosmopolis is Robert Pattinson.

That leaves something of a potential mis-match when it comes to the film’s leading lady, and a fansite noticed that the production company behind the film now lists Keira Knightley as the sole female cast member. Read More »

Let’s look at the different career paths of the two major male stars from Twilight. Taylor Lautner is doing what seems to be boilerplate action/tentpole stuff: Abduction and possibly Stretch bloody Armstrong. Robert Pattinson, meanwhile, is going a little more high-minded, co-starring with Cristoph Waltz in Water For Elephants and now taking over for Colin Farrell in David Cronenberg‘s adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis. I know which actor I can respect more, without question. But what does this mean for the dedicated David Cronenberg fan? Read More »

What’s better than having one new David Cronenberg film to look forward to? (The Dangerous Method, now in post-production.) How about another David Cronenberg film that seems to be coming together fast?

We’ve known that the director had lined up Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard for an adaptation of Don DeLillo‘s novel Cosmopolis. Now he reportedly has Paul Giamatti in talks to appear, as well. Read More »

In July we saw the first photos of Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender in makeup and costume as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung for David Cronenberg‘s new film A Dangerous Method. Turns out that during the same period some TV press was also allowed onto the set, and we’ve got a pair of short video reports after the break. Read More »

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A few days back it was announced at Cannes that David Cronenberg has cast Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard for his upcoming adaptation of Cosmopolis. While making my morning rounds at the Cannes Film Festival this morning, I came across an early promo teaser poster for Cronenberg’s film. See the full art, after the jump.

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