A couple new set pics from David Cronenberg‘s “Cosmopolis” have surfaced and they showcase Pattinson’s less then savory character (and his limo) getting his comeuppance. Based on the novella of the same name by award-winning writer Don DeLillo, Pattinson plays Eric Packer, a 28-year-old multi-billionaire finance guru who drives around Manhattan in a high-tech, pimped out limo in order to get a haircut, with many interruptions along the way. Set within a 24-hour period, most of the novel takes place in his limousine and we assume the film will do the same. During his day, Packer loses millions of dollars for his clients by telling them to bet against the yen, and then is stalked by two men seemingly seeking revenge. Obsessed with sex, Packer spends the day cheating on his wife and trying to outwit the men that are after him. RPatz has got a pretty impressive cast surrounding him including Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Amalric, Samantha Morton and Sarah Gadon and the material is pretty strong so we’re looking forward to this. And to the pie in the face in all its glory.
Filming is currently underway in Toronto, and while no release date has been set, you might as well go ahead and pencil this in for 2012. More pics and the video below. [MovieWeb]