January 6th, 2011 / 19 Comments

I’m not sure if this is true , but I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love Don DeLillo novels. According to Deadline New York … this:

“Robert Pattinson has booked his first major lead for when he completes The Twilight Saga. Pattinson will star in Cosmopolis, the Don DeLillo novel adaptation that David Cronenberg wrote and will direct. Pattinson, who just starred with Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz in Fox 2000’s Francis Lawrence-directed adaptation of the Elizabeth Gruen novel Water For Elephants, will play Eric Packer. A financial wunderkind, Packer risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a tumultuous day. His deed puts him in the crosshairs for assassination in a drama that is a study of capitalism in a slightly futuristic metropolis. Most of the scenes in the book take place in the limousine that transports Packer from place to place. Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti are also reportedly doing the film.”

However, IMDbPro states Colin Farrell as Eric Parker.  Time will tell if Deadline really did get the exclusive or they are just pulling our chain.

Thanks to Lion_Lamb for the tip.

UPDATE:  According to the Playlist:

“We have to admit, our first words upon hearing this were: “What the shit?” Haters gonna hate, but like it or not, Robert Pattinson is in a position to get things green lit, as he is taking over for Colin Farrell in David Cronenberg‘s “Cosmopolis.”

Based on Don DeLillo‘s book of the same name, the film follows 24 hours in the life of a newly married billionaire Eric Packer (Pattinson) as he cheats on his wife, is pursued by a stalker, gets attacked by a protester and gradually loses his entire fortune over the course of a single day.  The adaptation was penned by Cronenberg himself and cast is currently rounded out byMarion Cotillard who will play Pattinson’s wife and Paul Giamatti as one of the two men stalking the billionaire. Let’s just slow this down for a second: Robert Pattinson and Marion Cotillard are going to play a married couple? Please.

So why has Farrell bailed? Well, with the actor signed recently signed on to star in the “Total Recall” reboot that is scheduled to go in front of cameras this spring, roughly around the same time as Cronenberg’s film and we figure the bigger paycheck won out. The current plan is for Pattinson to finish his work on “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” with Bill Condon and move right on over to Cronenberg’s film.

Well, we suppose we’re glad “Cosmopolis” is still getting made but we think the Pattinson casting is totally, totally wrong. But maybe he’ll prove us wrong…..right?”

Um yes Kevin you WILL be proven wrong.

  • Michelle
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    OMG if this is true I am going to be doing a major happy dance!!! We have been waiting patiently for news of Rob’s next role – please don’t be yanking our chain Deadline New York!!

  • foobs
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    Wow how exciting if this is true!! I’ve never read this book or any of Don DeLillo’s novels Maria. But definitely will if Rob gets the role. Thanks for posting. 🙂

  • Cindy
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    Gossip Cop are reporting it too girls.

  • Vertigo
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    Cronenberg. Limo. Stressed out. I’ll take it! Please be true.

  • Maria
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    @Cindy Yeah well Gossip Cop love to jump on bandwagons. Let me guess – a source close to Pattinson has confirmed lol. Funny how they never got involved with the Confessions of a Sinner though.

  • Michelle
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    *down on knees praying* Please please be true. Just as well my RL stuff was moved to tomorrow. No way I could have focused on anything else today after this news. I am buzzing with excitement – just absolutely buzzing!!!!

    Thanks for the update Maria. Kevin you are SO going to be proved wrong. You clearly have no idea – no idea at all.

  • Maria
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    Ok I’m just going to comment here because I just couldn’t be bothered arguing with these clowns. Um I have no issue with Rob and Marion playing a married couple – seriously guys – you are so going to be eating humble freakin pie!

    How is Marion any different from Reese or Uma? OMG humble pie – we better start baking peoples not sure if there’s going to be enough to go around.

  • Michelle
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    The people who write these articles are insane. What is wrong with Rob & Marion playing a married couple?? What’s with the ‘please’ comment Kevin?? When are these people ever going to catch the hell up & realise how freakin’ amazing Rob is. Seriously people!! So so much humble pie is going to be eaten – tonnes & tonnes!!!

  • Vicky
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    I am so over these people underestimating Rob and I look forward to them being proved wrong, yet again!!!! I am more than happy to help provide the humble pie Maria, I’ll even feed it to them if I have to!!!

  • Maria
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    Ok so I see that some sites are saying that this isn’t a done deal yet and they are still in negotiations, but c’mon unless Rob decides he doesn’t want to do it – then it’s a done freakin deal as far as I’m concerned.

    Deadline is a very reliable source. That is all.

  • Cindy
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    Yeah well Gossip Cop = pinch of salt!

  • Cindy
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    Fire up the ovens girls!!

  • Vertigo
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    Ovens? Or shall we light the torches and prove Kevin wrong from the get go?

  • lise-lou
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    WOOOHOOOOOOO!!! Music to my ears! I haven’t read any of Don DeLillo’s book (will have to soon rectify that) but the role sounds incredible! And Maria I bet we get to see some of “Angry Rob” in this. It’s wrong I know but so right LOL

    I had better get out the recipe book and the apron because I will baking the mother of all pies.

  • Cindy
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    And further more Kev you loser
    Do you really think the poeple who sent Rob the scripts would do so if they didnt think he had the talent or the ability!!?? UGGG!!! Build a bridge and get over yourself!

  • Vertigo
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    Oh that’s what we’re baking? Haha I really should be at home where I can read comments thoroughly. And here I thought we were turning up on his front lawn as an angry mob. Carry on!

  • ephie
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    I can’t believe he actually wrote he believes “the casting is totally totally wrong” – totally there twice to emphasize…Does he think the studio would trust Rob with the role if they thought for one moment that he cannot pull it off???? totally agree with you ladies: HUMBLE PIE will be served!!!
    I am having a failry bad day at work and now this has really made me mad!!!!
    But I am still excited about Rob and will most likely buy the book too.

  • Cindy
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    Oh Vertigo my dear we can do that too I am just in the mood let me tell you!!

  • Carmel
    Posted on January 06, 2011

    I haven’t read the book but the role sound super meaty. A wonderful vehicle for Rob. Fingers crossed & toes for this one. ( & now this book is on my holiday reading list).
    Not being a movie buff, I Goggled Marion Cotillard and I see no problem with her and Rob playing husband & wife. Kevin has really put himself out there with these comments. Hope he bought a packed lunch.

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