Things continue to get weirder and ever more unsettling as three new clips, and a brand new trailer arrive for David Cronenberg’s new film, Cosmopolis. I must admit to being incredibly intrigued by this film, and it is great to see Cronenberg ditch the almost normalities of his recent output to delve into the weird and wonderful again.
The new trailer is two minutes of pure brilliance, highly erotic, bizarre and with a unsettling atmosphere and incredible sense of things being a little off. The three clips, each focusing on star Robert Pattinson, are delightful. Pattinson looks perfect for the role, and thankfully here he shakes off his Twilight nonsense and proves he is actually a very fine actor of the weird and strange. In the clip where he meets a strange man who points him in the direction of a garage, you can clearly hear the superb Paul Giamatti bellowing in the background while taking shots at Pattinson’s character.
The first clip which features Pattinson simply having a chat in a diner with his wife Elise (Sarah Gadon), is probably the highlight, and really showcases Cronenberg’s return to strange territory. Bizarre men throwing dead rats, a mysterious man looking at his watch, Hell, even the conversation is off as Elise asks Eric (Pattinson) is he wants to be “inflamed”.
Welcome back Mr Cronenberg, how we have missed you!
Directed and written for the screen by Cronenberg, the film is based on a novel written by Don DeLillo. The film features an impressive cast which includes Robert Pattinson, Samantha Morton, Paul Giamatti, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Anna Hardwick, Emily Hampshire and Mathieu Amalric.
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