Even though we might not be huge fans of Robert Patinson’s major works (hey, he was great in Harry Potter though) that doen’t mean we aren’t going to mention when he does something interesting. That’s especially true when he works with one of our favorite directors: David Cronenberg.
That somewhat unusual pairing has resulted in the new film Cosmopolis, which will make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival next month. In the film Pattinson plays Eric Packer, a 28-year old billionaire who likes to mix it up in his personal and profesional life. In short, he’s mad as hell and he’s not going to take it anymore. Plus, he’s about to have a very interesting day – with a little pharmaceutical help of course.
In the clip we get a glimpse of Pattinson as he trades pointed barbs with his wife at a restaurant just before a protest breaks out featuring lots of dead rats. What does it all mean? We’re not entirely sure as we haven’t read the novel by Don DeLillo on which the film is based.
However, we always find Cronenberg interesting and weird is one of the things he does pretty well so we’re going to give this one the benefit of the doubt. Of course, what we’re really waiting for is a sequel to Eastern Promises.
Until then, this will have to do. Check out the clip after the break.