January 7th, 2011 / 11 Comments

Oh I thought we could do with some more info on Rob’s supposed new role as Eric Packer in Cosmopolis. HollywoodLife has apparently read the script and this is what they had to say (better hold onto your hats ladies):

PLOT: R-Patz plays a 28-year-old multi-billionaire finance guru who drives around Manhattan in a high-tech, pimped out limo in order to get a haircut, with many interruptions along the way. The entire movie is set within a 24 hour period and most of it takes place in his limosine. Eric Packer loses a lot of money for his clients by telling them to bet against the yen, and he is then stalked by two men who are out to get him. Eric curses, cheats on his wife, and seems to have an obsesssion with sex.


Eric has a strained relationship with his wife, 22-year-old Elise Shifrin. He doesn’t seem to know her very well and often asks her “When are we going to have sex again?”

    • Elise didn’t realize Eric’s eyes were blue until after they’d been married for 22 days, apparently he likes to keep his sunglasses on
    • He cheats on his wife with Didi Fancher,  a 40-year-old “scorched blonde”
    • He GETS SHIRTLESS!!! (yay!) And then he drops his pants and goes spread eagle for a doctor’s exam while speaking to his female co-worker who is in the room
    • Eric drinks brandy, drops the F-bomb multiple times and gets into fist fights
    • He shoots someone while driving around in his limo
    • Eric demands he get tasered, but instead drops vodka on his … er, nether regions

NOTABLE LINE: (Eric) “I like your mother. You have your mother’s breasts.” (Elise) “Her Breasts?” (Eric) “Great stand-up t*ts.”

BOTTOM LINE: This film focuses on a darker, misogynstic side of Rob we haven’t seen before. I mean, can you imagine R-Patz as a cheating, drinking, bad-boy? Marion Cotillardand Paul Giamatti have reportedly sign up to star alongside Rob. Does this mean Marion will be playing Rob’s wife? What do you think of that pairing?”

Oh HollywoodLife yes yes Marion is his wife.  Hahaha I like the pairing.  As for a misogynist – well I consider myself that anyway LOL.  And YES I can imagine Rob as a cheating, drinking, bad boy – many times – oops sorry I said that out  loud.  Please don’t let this just be a rumour.  Although I’m not sure if I survive Georges I will survive this.  Edward Cullen has well and truly left the building …

  • Vertigo
    Posted on January 07, 2011

    Holy sizzle!!!!!!

    *fades to black*

  • Cindy
    Posted on January 07, 2011

    Another *Ruthless Manwhoring Bastard*!! OH YES PLEASE!! *THUD*

  • Carmel
    Posted on January 07, 2011

    He cheats on his wife with, a 40-year-old “scorched blonde”
    Cool – I can work with this.

    I’m with you Maria, I love, love, love to imagine Rob in this role.
    I now have the book on order.

  • Michelle
    Posted on January 07, 2011


    Please please be true *prays*

  • ephie
    Posted on January 07, 2011

    I love all your comments here girls!! I started laughing at work and had to restrain myself…Cindy your comment is priceless…
    What can I say about the role?
    Holy Guacamole!!! It sounds perfect for Rob. Bring it on!!! I want to go and buy the book today!!! lol

  • Sare
    Posted on January 07, 2011

    *crosess fingers, toes & anything else that i can*

  • lise-lou
    Posted on January 07, 2011

    “….seems to have an obsesssion with sex”

    Everything went blurry after that!


  • aph kay
    Posted on January 08, 2011

    oh that’s funny i’ve read the book a few years ago. the hero is a very disgusting type to the point i stopped reading at some point. like i had done with Bel Ami. strange choice of characters there. amoral and annoying characters. well… we’ll see. i imagine him as more of a mr Rochester type but ok.

  • Maria
    Posted on January 08, 2011

    I thinks that’s the point @aph kay Rob is choosing roles that will test him as an actor and hopefully put to rest him being called “the Twilight kid”.

  • Carmel
    Posted on January 08, 2011

    @ aph kay – I think it’s great he is playing against type. It shows he wants to act rather than just be a Hollywood star, which he could do with more conventional leading man roles. Most actors enjoy playing the villain. Those parts are much more challenging as the actor still must find a way for their audience to connect.
    Rob can still be your Mr Rochester in your dreams. It’s a win – win.

  • Cindy
    Posted on January 08, 2011

    Cindy bting her tongue really hard again…..

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