For a few hours we’ll have the official Cannes 2012 line-up finally revealed.
But, as it was announced the full-length trailer for David Cronenberg
debuted proudly displaying the film’s official In Competition
selection for the Palme d’Or.
Without giving too much away, the trailer shows us weird and dangerous scenes with Robert Pattinson
as a multi-millionaire Eric Packer who’s losing his empire with every tick of the clock – Parker, who’s losing himself.
At one point in the trailer Pattinson says: the logical extension of business is murder
, at another, when reflecting on the fact that his life is in danger: It makes me feel free in a way I’ve never known
and everything leads to the conclusion – No more money, No more sex, No more power, No more future!
So, it shows us we can expect another great movie from Cronenberg.
When it comes to Pattinson, the role of Eric Packer is the most promising one for him yet. I’m not convinced he’s out of his Twilight role although I saw some really short scenes but
I believe in Cronenberg and that reassures me.
And here’s the full official Cosmopolis synopsis:
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.
Cosmopolis which premieres at Cannes Film Festival on May 23 but still doesn’t have a U.S release date also stars Jay Baruchel, Juliette Binoche, Kevin Durand, Mathieu Amalric, Patricia McKenzie, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton
and Sarah Gadon