Watch: New Trailer & 3 Clips From David Cronenberg’s ‘Cosmopolis’ Starring Robert Pattinson

Watch: New Trailer & 3 Clips From David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' Starring Robert Pattinson

Update: 2 more clips from the film have arrived at Comme Au Cinema as well as a new trailer at the official website with some fresh footage. Watch below.

As we know, Robert Pattinson is looking to stretch his wings beyond Edward in the “Twilight” series. Yesterday he signed on to hunt Saddam Hussein in “Mission: Blacklist” but before that gets rolling, the actor will show off this chops in David Cronenberg‘s “Cosmopolis.” And we now have a better idea of what we can expect from that film.

After some pretty freaky trailers a clip has arrived, giving a sense of the tone, which is….interesting to say the least. Set in a diner, the scene finds Pattinson chatting with his wife, played by Sarah Gadon. They are both talking about being “inflamed” (whatever that means) and frankly, the entire thing is almost Shakespeare to us. There is a very definite stylistic choice around the dialogue that will either be impenetrable or intriguing, but as the sequence ends, we know that madness seems to be lurking at the edges of where Eric Packer goes.

This could all work in context so who knows, but for right now we’re cautious. But we will say that Pattinson looks fine here in the role, it’s just a question of if the movie itself will work. “Cosmopolis” premieres at the Cannes Film Festival and opens in France on May 25th. Watch below. [AlloCine]

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Comments

LA

Wait a minute. Robert Pattinson has always been stiff and wooden, but because the acting here is stiff and wooden 'on purpose' I'm supposed to believe this is good acting?

Jess

Robert is playing the character exactly like the book. He's a very detached character. Your not supposed to emotionally connect with the character because he never allows it. He's almost alien. He's so detached that he doesn't even know the color of his wife's eyes. Anyways the character has no emotions. It's almost like Shakespeare. The author created a unique language and style within the book. If you read an excerpt from the novel you won't understand and maybe the film is the same way. The character needs to be seen from the beggining to be understood. In my opinion because I've read the book Robert nailed it. He should be very proud.

Dan

The more I see from this movie the better it looks. It has that unnerving 90s/80s feel to it that completely works with this subject matter. Could be a total stinker but at the same time, and for some people, a cult classic in the making.

maxime

@those who replied to me. It isn't a question of broaden your horizons in the first place. It's a question of knowing the book character and looking for the actor to bring it on screen. That's the director's job. David Cronenberg just recently said that from all actors on his list to perform Eric Packer, Rob suited him the best. He saw qualities in him that convinced him to take the risk. And David took a risk by chosing the 'sparkling vampire' but he did. Stating that Pattinson acts bad in this movie is like saying that Cronenberg is a bad director. That's what I'm trying to point out. Are there other actors who can play intense, understated? Yes, but not so many in the same age range as Rob. There are many actors that I don't like but I wouldn't say they can't act when they play in movies directed by experienced, acclaimed directors.
I've read here about Knightley's performance in ADM. Didn't see the movie yet, but a professor in History of Psychology in my country has written that she performed hysteria exactly as it occured in that time period.
So, liking or not liking a performance is more a matter of personal taste than a judgement on good or bad acting. Especially with book adaptations you have to know the book character and then see if this character is brought well on screen. In case of Eric Packer, from what I've seen, I'm positive.

Blogboy

From ScreenRant: "Passing over the customary jokes about Pattinson’s acting in the Twilight movies, his and Gadon’s stilted delivery in the first uninterrupted footage from Cosmopolis is recognizably intentional – as to create this feeling that the film does indeed take place in a world that’s just removed far enough from everyday reality, so as to heighten the sense of unease and discomfort that Cronenberg is going for.

So, yeah: that’s a fancy way of saying Cosmopolis is an “artsy” movie."

1974

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Burn

After seeing the 2 other clips, this movie looks LAUGHABLY bad. What a joke.

Alex

Psychological effect of an aura, overanalysis and hatred – forces of nonsense. Continue, guys)))
Pattinson surprised again. And Cronenberg… its just wow. Cant wait!

Ross

The full (north american) trailer with more footage is online here: http://cosmopolisthefilm.com/en/videos

Dan

He's dubbed so we can't judge his acting in the new clips

Tuesday

The viewer shouldn't have to read the book to get what message a film is trying to tell. If so, the film has failed. And while I understand the character is supposed to be cold and detached, he shouldn't come across as wooden and blank, which is what Pattinson always is. I actually think Sarah Gadon 'got it' here. Pattinson. No.

Brian

If you read the novel, you know this scene and the way the actors are delivering their lines is EXACTLY as Delillo wrote it and the way Eric Packer should sound. There's a specific cadence and Cronenberg got it here. You guys keep on with your uninformed opinions about this Pattinson kid and how bad he is and go watch Transformers for the 18th time. It's actually pretty amusing.

Lon

Wait is this supposed to give us confidence in his acting abilities? Uhhhhhhhh

reeve

The comments. Ugh. He actually plays the character perfectly here! Read the book. damn!

xx

This guy can't act. Laughable clip

BethC

What was that? I see no difference in this Robert Pattinson and the one I saw in Remember Me. I expected more growth.

Jon

I see the trailer was mostly hype because this clip sucks and Pattinson is a mess in it.

chris

He sucks. He looks so uncomfortable.

Ri

The dialogue appears to be word-for-word from DeLillo's book. And yes, it's trippy.

Leo

From "enflamed" to "inflamed". You REALLY don't know what it means.

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