Today we have the teaser trailer and new poster for Cosmopolis
. The film is directed by David Cronenberg
, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Don DeLillo, author of the novel on which the film is based.
will tackle the role of Eric Packer, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager who bets – and bets big – against the yen on a tumultuous day in the stock market.
Here’s the synopsis for the film:
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.
Joining Robert Pattinson in the cast ensemble are Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti, Samantha Morton, Kevin Durand, Jay Baruchel.
premieres in Portugal on May 31st, Russia on June 14th, 2012. U.S. release date is still to be decided.