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Samantha Morton Joins David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'

by Kevin Jagernauth
March 22, 2011 5:42 AM
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While Samantha Morton has briefly flirted with the tentpole world, memorably playing opposite Tom Cruise in Steven Spielberg's "Minority Report" (and she has a role in the upcoming "John Carter of Mars"), the actress have carved out a fascinating career largely built on selecting parts in uniquely independent films. In recent years she has starred in Oren Movernman's "The Messenger," Harmony Korine's "Mister Lonely," Anton Corbijn's "Control" and Charlie Kaufman's "Synecdoche, New York." And she's now adding one more acclaimed director to her list.

A chatty Robert Pattinson revealed to MTV that Morton has joined David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" saying, "I know Juliette Binoche is in it now, and Samantha Morton. It's going to be a crazy cast. Like, I have a feeling it's going to be amazing." We definitely hope so.

The film is based on Don DeLillo‘s book of the same name, and follows 24 hours in the life of newly married billionaire Eric Packer (Pattinson) as he cheats on his wife, is pursued by a stalker (Paul Giamatti), gets attacked by a protester and gradually loses his entire fortune over the course of a single day. No word yet on Binoche and Morton's roles, but we'd guess Morton is the wife and Binoche is the mistress, which if accurate, would actually kind of awesome. But again, we're just guessing here.

Regular collaborators composer Howard Shore and director of photography Peter Suschitzy are said to be returning to work with Cronenberg on the film, which is gearing up to start shooting in May in Toronto for nine weeks.

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10 Comments

  • bren | March 26, 2011 3:25 AMReply

    oh noooooo. danes would be totally wrong for the wife.

  • Seda | March 23, 2011 6:48 AMReply

    There is an art dealer part, a very attractive 40 sometihng woman, Eric has sex. I believe that fits with La Binonche.

  • Wayne | March 23, 2011 4:34 AMReply

    I loooves me some Cronenberg.

  • W.J. | March 23, 2011 2:38 AMReply

    There actually aren't very many meaty female roles in the novel. If I remember correctly, there's a the wife (a young poet from a wealthy family), a trusted analyst/assistant (late 30s and a health nut) and a sexy guard. No mistress to speak of. Unless they changed up the characters, I don't see how Binoche fits into this. Morton I could see as the assistant.

  • jt | March 22, 2011 9:44 AMReply

    Danes is too old to play the wife. I hope they're not going in that direction.

  • chris | March 22, 2011 8:34 AMReply

    i wonder who's playing the wife? Giamatti - Pattinson - Binoche- Morton ...i approve

  • xxx | March 22, 2011 8:25 AMReply

    S.Morton is not the wife..after saying Morton's name during his latest MTV interview with Joshua Horowitz,Robert Pattinson also said that he knows who is gonna play his leading lady but he's not allowed to say it yet

  • maah | March 22, 2011 8:24 AMReply

    SAMANTHA? Really, that's awesome!
    But i don't think she'll play the wife...

  • nora | March 22, 2011 8:18 AMReply

    where did you hear that rumour for Claire Danes?

  • Alex | March 22, 2011 6:11 AMReply

    Yessssssss. I knew we could trust David Cronenberg. Amazing cast. That said Kevin, Binoche is rumored for the mistress, Morton not for the wife but for Jane Melman aka "the runner". There's a lot of characters in that book, casting should be interesting. And, wait for it...for the wife role is rumored...CLAIRE DANES!

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