July 14, 2012

New trailer for Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

David Cronenberg is one of the few directors that, having started their career in the 70s, has still yet to let me down. Whereas most of the so-called horror greats of that era have rested on their laurels and proceeded to churn out crap movie after crap movie, Cronenberg has continued to evolve. Sure, his films might not be the body horrors of old, but he sure knows how to create a good solid movie. Next up from the Canadian is Cosmopolis, and there's a new trailer to share with you. eONE Films will be distributing the film, and it is released in the U.S. on August 17th.

From director David Cronenberg (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, DEAD RINGERS, THE FLY, EASTERN PROMISES) and based on the prophetic novel by Don DeLillo, comes COSMOPOLIS, a contemporary thriller that turns into a wild, hypnotic odyssey through our new millennium's obsessions with power, money, control, information, technology, violence, sex, mortality, revolution, destruction and ultimately, redemption. 

Unfolding in a single cataclysmic day, the story follows Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) - a 28-year old financial whiz kid and billionaire asset manager - as he heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo to get a haircut from his father's old barber, while remotely wageringhis company's massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan.  Packer's luxe trip across the city quickly becomes dizzyingly hellishas he encounters explosive city riots, a parade of provocative visitors, and is thrust into a myriad of intimate encounters.  Having started the day with everything, believing he is the future, Packer's perfectly ordered, doubt-free world is about to implode. Produced by Paulo Branco and Martin Katz, COSMOPOLIS also stars Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon,  Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, K'Naan, Emily Hampshire with Samantha Morton and Paul Giamatti.

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