The First Film About Our New Millenium

A wealthy asset manager crosses the whole of Manhattan across 24 hours in a stretch limo just for a haircut. However, the guy can’t get a break as he’s repeatedly delayed by a presidential motorcade, anti-globalization demonstrations, and a celebrity funeral. But his biggest problem comes when he must deal with the repercussions of a risky bet against the yen on a bad day for the market that may cause him to lose all his money and his newlywed bride.

Whoa! David Cronenberg’s latest film Cosmopolis, an adaptation of the novel by Dom DeLillo, looks totally trippy, and reminds me of Naked Lunch, Crash, and Videodrome when I watch the trailer. Is anybody else getting that? Regardless, this looks like a badass return by Cronenberg to the twisted and surreal style of filmmaking that made him famous, and it also looks like Cronenberg has pulled off the impossible by casting Robert Pattinson in a neat role that will no doubt go a long way to helping me forget that this guy ever starred in the Twilight movies.

Cosmopolis doesn’t have a set release date yet, but some people are expecting it to come out as early as May 2012.

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