Both David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson are going into Cosmopolis with something to prove. Cronenberg is the revered auteur behind A History of Violence, The Fly and Videodrome, but his stuffy last film A Dangerous Method had some fans wondering if he'd lost his touch. And Pattinson, of course, is the pale and sparkly star of the Twilight franchise, movies that are engineered to suck all acting talent out of its stars-- if the kid can act, we haven't seen it yet. But 30 seconds from now you'll probably be able to put all those doubts to rest, because a short teaser for Cosmopolis is here, and it is fantastic. Take a look below.
It's not so much a matter of figuring out what's going on here as figuring out what isn't-- in the incredibly short span of this teaser, we see Pattinson shoot a hole thorugh his own hand, have sex with a woman doggy style in a limo, saunter through an alley like he's looking for trouble, and maybe that's him stabbing the dude in the face. There also appear to be giant rats roaming the streets of New York City-- and all of this in a movie that Cronenberg has claimed is just about a guy stuck in traffic on his way to get a haircut.
Joining Pattinson in the film are a whole lot of other people you'll probably be glad to see, including Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton and Jay Baruchel. The release date of May 23 doesn't seem to apply to us in the United States, but we can probably count on getting a look at the movie sometime this year.
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