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David Cronenberg is Back to His Dirty Ways With 'Cosmopolis' Teaser

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire March 22, 2012 at 10:43AM

For those who thought David Cronenberg went soft on us with his acclaimed period drama "A Dangerous Method," prepare to be surprised. If the recently released teaser for his latest, "Cosmopolis" is anything to go by, Cronenberg is back in "Videdrome" and "Crash" mode. What that means? Kinky sex, brutal violence and a brand of weirdness only Cronenberg can conjure up. In the 34-second clip, Robert Pattinson (yes, that Robert Pattinson) shoots a hole through his hand and has some doggy-style sex with a woman (is that you, Juliette Binoche?) in the back of a limo, while what appears to be a giant rat walks the streets outside. The film, set in the no-too-distant future, centers on 24 hours in the life of Eric Packer (Pattinson), a 28 year-old Wall Street tycoon, who grows increasingly paranoid as his empire starts to crumble. Rouding out the cast is Mathieu Amalric ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"), Jay Baruchel ("Knocked Up"), Samantha Morton ("Minority Report") and Paul Giamatti. We're betting (hoping!) that we'll get to see this one in Cannes.  Watch the teaser below:  
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David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis"
David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis"

For those who thought David Cronenberg went soft on us with his acclaimed period drama "A Dangerous Method," prepare to be surprised. If the recently released teaser for his latest, "Cosmopolis" is anything to go by, Cronenberg is back in "Videdrome" and "Crash" mode. What that means? Kinky sex, brutal violence and a brand of weirdness only Cronenberg can conjure up.

In the 34-second clip, Robert Pattinson (yes, that Robert Pattinson) shoots a hole through his hand and has some doggy-style sex with a woman (is that you, Juliette Binoche?) in the back of a limo, while what appears to be a giant rat walks the streets outside.

The film, set in the no-too-distant future, centers on 24 hours in the life of Eric Packer (Pattinson), a 28 year-old Wall Street tycoon, who grows increasingly paranoid as his empire starts to crumble.

Rouding out the cast is Mathieu Amalric ("The Diving Bell and the Butterfly"), Jay Baruchel ("Knocked Up"), Samantha Morton ("Minority Report") and Paul Giamatti. We're betting (hoping!) that we'll get to see this one in Cannes. 

Watch the teaser below:
 

This article is related to: Cosmopolis, Trailers, David Cronenberg, Robert Pattinson