By Isaac Hoffstein | Indiewire July 12, 2012 at 11:17AM
Up until now we've only been treated to international trailers and teasers for David Cronenberg's latest "Cosmopolis," starring "Twilight" star Robert Pattinson. Now with the August 17 theatrical release date looming, a U.S. trailer has premiered to give a clearer look at what to expect.
"Cosmopolis," which co-stars Paul Giamatti, Sarah Gadon, Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric and Kevin Duran, is based on Don DeLillo novel, and centers on a Wall Street tycoon (Pattinson) whose world begins to collapse as the stock market crashes during a long limo ride across Manhattan.
Upon premiering in Cannes earlier this year, the thriller received mostly mixed reviews. Our own Eric Kohn wrote: "Pattinson holds his own without exactly broadening his range. By simply taking the part, his presence has the dissonance of a James Franco performance act, at once thoroughly underwhelming and emboldened by the meta mystery of his attraction to the project. As a journalist at the movie's Cannes press conference pointed out, while not a literal vampire, Packer is certainly a blood-sucking capitalist."
Full trailer below: