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'Cosmopolis' Trailer Reactions

>> 2012/04/19

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I’ve been waiting for this day for nearly a month now. Like many of you, my mind was blown back in March when the first trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis arrived online. Since then I’ve been desperately craving to see more from the movie, and sadly the new images that came out one week later just weren’t enough. But tonight is the night: we finally have the first feature length trailer.

Coming to us courtesy of Allocine (via ROS), the new preview is just as awesome as the teaser trailer and has the added benefit of being nearly four times as long

Cinema Blend

"Show me something I don't know." This looks wild, Cronenberg back with more debauchery. AlloCine.fr (via The Film Stage) has posted the full-length official trailer for David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson as a billionaire who takes his limo around the city for an entire day. Lots of crazy shit happens, and I mean some seriously crazy things, as you'll get a glimpse of in this.
First Showing

Seems like David Cronenberg is back to doing what he does best - creating sublimely weird nightmares and slipping them into the arena of mainstream cinema. It also looks like a peach of a role for Pattinson, who's set to shake off his tween pin-up credentials as the film's increasingly deranged protagonist.
Total Film

I was personally no fan of Cronenberg's last film, which hit the fall festival circuit. At all. But with this trailer it looks like he's back in the pocket I like. I mean, it's about a rich dude (Robert Pattinson) taking his limo across town to get a haircut.
Hitfix

Adapted from Don DeLillo’s novel, and starring Robert Pattinson in a perhaps completely incidental headline-grabbing fashion, this looks like the kind of lean, perverse futurism that Cronenberg has excelled at.
Bleeding Cool

For those who suspect the 69-year-old of mellowing with age, Cronenberg has one last word: Cosmopolis.
Awards Daily

This trailer expands on the mind-bending bits found in the first, with a great look at what will certainly be Pattinson’s meatiest role yet. I love the imagery Cronenberg is playing with, as it looks to be something straight out of one of his 80s/early 90s classics.
The Film Stage

Based on the book by Don DeLillo, the film offers the most promising non-"Twilight" role for Robert Pattinson yet as the billionaire Eric Packer who has one helluva day in his limousine. Sex, drugs, hallucinations and more cross his path, and for anyone worried Cronenberg had become respectable with "A Dangerous Method" he's in full form here, even going back to his psycho-sexual roots in what looks like something out of a Terry Gilliam film inspired by an LSD trip.

"Cosmopolis" hits theaters May 23 in France. It's likely due in theaters in the fall, and we'd assume with the Canuck connection Cronenberg will place the North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall.
The Playlist

Just hours before Cannes film festival bosses Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux were set to announce this year’s lineup at the 65th annual festival, a trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis hit the Internet, confirming the film’s inclusion in the official selection at Cannes.
The first few seconds of the trailer included the festival's signature "Competition Officielle Festival de Cannes" stamp and golden palm logo.
The Hollywood Reporter

Though the credits recall Gaspar Noe’s ‘Enter the Void,’ that may just be the result of ‘Void’ having the most striking credit sequence this side of ‘Se7en.’ The images on screen – from the parade sequence to Pattinson doing damage to himself – seem to come straight from the world of early Cronenberg, that dark twisted Canuck who made horror films that were as cerebral as they were visceral.
This also features an amazing cast – some of whom show up in this trailer, others yet to be revealed. Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon and Jay Baruchel make brief appearances while Paul Giamatti and Samantha Morton are barely glimpsed.
Screen Crush

From what little we have seen of David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, it’s clear that the director has returned to the depraved and gruesome style of cinema that brought him to the dance in the first place. In the movie, Robert Pattinson plays a young billionaire named Eric Packer who simply wants to go out and get a haircut, but along the way, he loses his entire fortune and becomes a target for murder. Breaking out of the Twilight mold, Pattinson looks like the perfect choice to play a sociopathic youth with way too much money and time on his hands.

This extended trailer illustrates the morally bankrupt world that Pattinson lives in, and the manic, paranoid tone of the entire film. Cronenberg is at his best when he introduces an audience to the seedy underbelly of society. He did it in Eastern Promises and A History of Violence, and Cosmopolis looks to be one of the director’s most corrupt worlds yet.
Complex

Reactions to the Cosmopolis teaser trailer have ranged from eloquent statements – expressing excitement for the latest strange and disturbing piece of cinema produced by David Cronenberg (The Fly, A History of Violence, etc.) – to somewhat less insightful comments (such as “WTF is this?!”). To be fair, both “extremes” were quite called for, as that short trailer packs a whole lot of madness into a slim period of time.

That’s all to say: the newly-unveiled full-length theatrical promo for Cosmopolis (see above) is probably going to prompt similar responses across the board, especially since the trailer is structured more to raise questions about the film’s storyline and content (as opposed to summarizing them). An intriguing, but fitting, approach to take here, it seems.
Screenrant
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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

Cosmopolis 2012

Water For Elephants 2011

New Moon 2009

How to Be 2008

Bad Mother's Handbook 2007

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
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# Remember Me (2010) .... executive producer

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