So, will “Cosmopolis” be the freaky return to form that David Cronenberg‘s fans have been waiting for? Or will it be this year’s “Southland Tales” at the Cannes Film Festival? In about a week we’ll find out. Until then, here are some more images from the film to get you primed.
In case you don’t already know, the film is based on the book by Don DeLillo and chronicles 24 bizarre hours in the life of billionaire Eric Packer who, among other things, is being hunted by some killers and uh, needs a haircut. Robert Pattinson takes the lead, with a pretty eclectic supporting cast surrounding him, including Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Mathieu Amalric, Sarah Gadon, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Durand and yes, that’s the rapper K’naan, who also contributes to the soundtrack. Some of these appearances will be brief, with Binoche saying in recent interviews that she only did about a day’s worth of work on the movie. But Cronenberg is one of those guys people will set aside time for, even if it’s just for a small role.
“Cosmopolis” opens in France on May 25th and will roll out in Europe in the following months, landing stateside for a late summer release through EOne. [Kinopoisk]