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Robert Pattinson Has Lots of Sex in Cronenberg's Future-Set 'Cosmopolis' Teaser

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood March 22, 2012 at 1:44PM

A French teaser for David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" looks like the love child of "Shame" and "Scarface." While Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" was about S & M and psychoanalysis, the talky drama was fairly tame in the sex and violence department. This teaser suggests that "Cosmopolis" marks the Canadian's return to his darker, nastier ways.
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"Cosmopolis"
"Cosmopolis"

A French teaser for David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" looks like the love child of "Shame" and "Scarface."

While Cronenberg's "A Dangerous Method" was about S & M and psychoanalysis, the talky drama was fairly tame in the sex and violence department. This teaser suggests that "Cosmopolis" marks the Canadian's return to his darker, nastier ways in this near future-set thriller based on Don DeLillo's novel.

Post-"Twilight Saga," Rob Pattinson plays a grownup in the role of Wall Street tycoon Eric Packer. We spend 24 hours with him as he travels New York (actually Toronto) by limo, growing increasingly paranoid that his world is crumbling.

"Cosmopolis" is tipped to debut at Cannes this May. Pattinson is joined by an eclectic international ensemble: Sarah Gadon, Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Samantha Morton, Kevin Durand and Paul Giamatti. In TOH's Q & A with Cronenberg last November, he said of "Cosmopolis": "This is me doing Woody Allen—one movie a year, except he's done it for 30 years and I've only done it for two years..."

Pattinson's "Bel Ami," in which Pattinson also has a lot of sex (in period garb) arrives stateside June 8. Here's our review from Berlin.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.