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source: Alfama
From Variety:

Robert Pattinson has signed on to "Cosmopolis," which David Cronenberg penned and will direct.
Based on the Don DeLillo tome of the same name, story follows a multimillionaire played by Pattinson who risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a cataclysmic day.

Cronenberg will also produce along with Paulo Branco. Renee Tab will exec produce.

Pattinson is slowly trying to break away from his "Twilight" fan base and aiming for more adult-driven projects like this and the Francis Lawrence-directed "Water for Elephants," which also stars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz.

Cronenberg just finished filming "A Dangerous Method" with Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender and had a slew of projects on his plate to pursue next, including an "Eastern Promises" sequel he has been trying to get off the ground for some time now.

With Pattinson attached, "Cosmopolis" will more than likely be the next film Cronenberg shoots even though a start date has not been set yet.

Pattinson is repped by WME.

From metroWNY

Robert Pattinson has been given his chance to expand his fan base and vault himself into the realm of such great actors as Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise. By replacing Colin Farrell in the movie Cosmopolis Rob Pattinson now has a film that can help him make the transition from a heartthrob in fantasy films to a serious actor in a blockbuster film.

Cosmopolis is a film based on the book written by Don DeLillo. The movie is about the story of Eric Packer, a 28 year old multi-billionaire asset manager who makes an odyssey across midtown Manhattan in order to get a haircut. During the course of the day Parker ends up betting his entire fortune in the market against the Yen and ends up in trouble with people gunning for him. The plot takes place during one days time.

Pattinson will star in the movie with Marion Cotttilard and Paul Giamati.

This is a great opportunity for Robert Pattinson to show that he is more than just a pretty face that can act in a fantasy film. I understand that Pattinson is also set to star in Water for Elephants, and that film, with a good performance, could advance his career as well, but to be the star of an action/thriller film could do more for his career. He has already shown that he can play a sensitive character with a love interest in the Twilight films so Water for Elephants won't give us too much more of an insight into his acting ability, but if he can pull off being the star of an action/thriller then the sky is the limit for Pattinson because it means he could act in any movie regardless of character or plot.

The reason that Pattinson was cast as the lead role is because Colin Farrell decided to leave the film in order to star in a remake of Total Recall.

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Biography

Robert Thomas-Pattinson was born on May 13, 1986, in Barnes, a suburb of London, the capital of England. His mother, Clare, worked for a modeling agency, and his father, Richard, imported vintage cars from the U.S. Robert is the youngest of three kids in the Pattinson family, and the only son. He has two older sisters. Elizabeth is three years older than he is, and Victoria is five years older. Pattinson became involved in amateur theatre through the Barnes Theatre Company. After some backstage experience there, he took on acting roles. He caught the attention of an acting agent in a production of Tess of the D'Urbervilles and began looking for professional roles. Since then he has performed in an amateur version of Macbeth at the Old Sorting Office Arts Centre, as well as trying his hand at modeling. more

Musical career

Pattinson plays guitar and piano, and composes his own music. He also appears as the singer of two songs on the Twilight soundtrack:
"Never Think", which he co-wrote with Sam Bradley,
and "Let Me Sign", which was written by Marcus Foster and Bobby Long.
The soundtrack for the film How To Be features three original songs performed by Pattinson and written by composer Joe Hastings.
Listen to Rob's music

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Filmography

# Maps to the Stars (2014) ... Jerome
# Hold on to Me
# The Rover (2013) .... Reynolds
# Mission: Blacklist
(2013)
# Cosmopolis (2012) .... Eric Packer
# Bel Ami (2012) ....Georges Duroy
# The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012) .... Edward Cullen
# The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011) .... Edward Cullen
# Water for Elephants (2011) .... Jacob Jankowski
# The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) .... Edward Cullen
# Remember Me (2010) .... Tyler Hawkins
# The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) .... Edward Cullen
# Twilight (2008/I) .... Edward Cullen
# Little Ashes (2008) .... Salvador Dalí
# How to Be (2008) .... Art
# The Summer House (2008) .... Richard
# Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) .... Cedric Diggory
# The Bad Mother's Handbook (2007) (TV) .... Daniel Gale
# The Haunted Airman (2006) (TV) .... Toby Jugg
# Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) .... Cedric Diggory
# Ring of the Nibelungs (2004) (TV) .... Giselher
# Vanity Fair (2004) (uncredited) .... Older Rawdy Crawley
PRODUCER
# Remember Me (2010) .... executive producer

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