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Tim Roth To Star In David Cronenberg's Medical Drama 'The Knifeman'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 20, 2012 4:53 PM
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Well, with "Eastern Promises 2" looking like his next feature film, David Cronenberg will take a quick break and move to the small screen first. He's already going to make a rare acting gig in the SyFy pilot "Rewind," and he's got his own TV show brewing in "The Knifeman" which has now found a lead star.

'Eastern Promises' Sequel Moves Forward With Vincent Cassel Joining Viggo Mortensen, David Cronenberg Will Direct

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • June 8, 2012 12:24 PM
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Over the last five years or so, reports have kept cropping up of a relatively unlikely sequel: a follow-up to 2007's gangster thriller "Eastern Promises," which was directed by David Cronenberg, and starred Viggo Mortensen as a heavily tattooed low-level Russian mobster who helps a nurse (Naomi Watts) protect a baby targeted by the criminals, including his near-psychotic pal (Vincent Cassel). Given that the film had a slightly-too-neat twist whereby it was revealed that Mortensen's character was actually an undercover FSB agent, it was certainly set up for a follow-up, and recently, both Cronenberg and his star have both said that there's a script that they like, and that they were keen to make the film.

David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' Starring Robert Pattinson Hits U.S. Theaters On August 17th

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 7, 2012 12:22 PM
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Fresh from its red carpet premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, word was mixed to positive for David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis," his suddenly of-the-moment adaptation of Don DeLillo's acclaimed novel featuring a pretty good leading turn by Robert Pattinson. The film opens in Canada this weekend and the U.K. next week, but don't worry U.S. fans, you won't have to wait too long.

David Cronenberg Talks The Bizarre Love In 'Cosmopolis' Between Paul Giamatti & Robert Pattinson; Discusses The Film's Timely Social Relevance & More

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 29, 2012 3:49 PM
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An adaptation of Don DeLillo’s titular and typically provocative novel, "Cosmopolis," is the first feature-length effort filmmaker David Cronenberg wrote himself since 1999's "eXistenZ." Cronenberg penned the screenplay in six days, and literally transcribed DeLillo's dialogue word for word in many scenes. Featuring an unlikely star in the lead, "Twilight" hearthrob Robert Pattinson, and set in the not-too-distant-future of New York, "Cosmopolis" centers on a 28-year-old billionaire and uncontested Wall Street king, Eric Packer. A financial golden boy living the dream, yet bored with his effortless existence, Parker's day takes a turn for the worse when a dark shadow is cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy. As his empire potentially crumbles, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city's streets and Packer's paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour odyssey and leads him to cross paths with a cast of characters that threaten to destroy his world.

Exclusive: David Cronenberg Talks 'Maps To The Stars,' Hopes Viggo Mortensen Will Join Robert Pattinson In Cast

  • By Edward Davis
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  • May 29, 2012 2:19 PM
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Having just made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival, David Cronenberg's striking and claustrophobic "Cosmopolis" is riding a wave of buzz. While reviews of the provocative picture have been mixed, champions of the film -- including our own A-grade review from the Croisette -- describe the effort as one of his best in recent years. And part of the buzz is likely largely in part thanks to Cronenberg's unlikely star Robert Pattinson. Known globally as Edward Cullen from the "Twilight" series, with that franchise coming to a close this year, Pattinson is looking ahead and eager to take on new acting challenges. And by most accounts, he passed with flying colors in the edgy "Cosmopolis," a performance should open the eyes of many to the variety of talents he may not get to exercise in the vampire series.

Cannes: David Cronenberg Talks The "Strange Mutant Hybrid" Of 'Cosmopolis'; Robert Pattinson Says There's No Link Between His Own Life & Eric Packer

  • By Benjamin Wright
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  • May 25, 2012 1:03 PM
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With his adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel “Cosmopolis,” which follows a 28-year-old billionaire’s stretch limo ride across Manhattan that soon turns into a warped odyssey that tears apart his own world, it looks as if David Cronenberg is returning to the sort of ethereal horror fantasies with which he made his name. With “Twilight” heartthrob Robert Pattinson in the lead, along with an awe-inspiring ensemble that includes Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Kevin Durand and Mathieu Amalric, “Cosmopolis” is already proving to be a divisive and titillating work from the famed auteur in the vein of his 1991 William Burroughs adaptation “Naked Lunch.”

Cannes Review: David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis' Is Both An Excellent Adaptation & A Rich, Complex Character Study

  • By Simon Abrams
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  • May 25, 2012 8:12 AM
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"Cosmopolis," an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s typically provocative novel of the same name, is the first feature film since 1999's "eXistenZ" that filmmaker David Cronenberg has directed and scripted. This in part explains why "Cosmopolis" is such a triumph: it’s both an exceptional adaptation and a remarkable work unto itself.

Robert Pattinson To Reunite With David Cronenberg For A New Film

  • By Simon Dang
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  • May 24, 2012 9:11 AM
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Watch out Viggo Mortensen, your mate David Cronenberg may have found a new muse. The Canadian helmer is now set to reunite with his "Cosmospolis" lead Robert Pattinson for an upcoming film that's set to shoot in France.

New U.K. Poster and Trailer Arrive For David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • May 17, 2012 11:39 AM
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Hot on the heels of the announcement that David Cronenberg’s wildly anticipated adaptation of Don DeLillo’s “Cosmopolis,” starring Robert Pattinson as a disaffected non-vampire millionaire on a very strange 24-hour odyssey through Manhattan, has secured a June 15th release date in England, we now get a British trailer and poster for the picture. Neither are terribly new, keeping with the already-seen promotional materials. But that doesn’t mean we’re any less stoked.

'Cosmopolis' Lands June Release Dates In Canada & The U.K.

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • May 15, 2012 2:51 PM
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With Cannes set to kick off tomorrow, one of the hottest tickets in town will be David Cronenberg's Robert Pattinson-starrer "Cosmopolis." The latest freaky entry from the director sewed up North American distribution with EOne at the beginning of the month, with a promise of a release arriving this summer. As it turns out for folks in Canada and the U.K., it will just be a matter of weeks before you'll be able to see the film.

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