January 9th, 2011 / 6 Comments

I know it doesn’t really tell us anything we didn’t already know, but I’ve been waiting to see this confirmed at Variety:

“Robert Pattinson has signed on to “Cosmopolis,” which David Cronenberg penned and will direct.

Based on the Don DeLillo tome of the same name, story follows a multimillionaire played by Pattinson who risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a cataclysmic day.

Cronenberg will also produce along with Paulo Branco. Renee Tab will exec produce.

Pattinson is slowly trying to break away from his “Twilight” fan base and aiming for more adult-driven projects like this and the Francis Lawrence-directed “Water for Elephants,” which also stars Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Waltz.

Cronenberg just finished filming “A Dangerous Method” with Viggo Mortensen and Michael Fassbender and had a slew of projects on his plate to pursue next, including an “Eastern Promises” sequel he has been trying to get off the ground for some time now.

With Pattinson attached, “Cosmopolis” will more than likely be the next film Cronenberg shoots even though a start date has not been set yet.”

Oh and “Pattinson is slowly trying to break away from his “Twilight” fan base” – personally I think the People’s Choice Awards confirmed that he’s succeeding in this.  That’s my opinion and not sour grapes –  I want Rob to continue with the film choices he’s making – who cares about fan based awards.  I’ve always said that Rob is this generation’s Johnny Depp – at 24 Depp was cast in 21 Jump Street and not receiving the film choices Rob’s been able to choose.  Just remember Depp was 27 before he had his first major movie role in Edward Scissorhand.   I’m not going to compare him to Leo because we all know Leo was a child star so it’s hardly the same.

And I’m prepared for some backlash from the people who hate comparisons, but remember this is my opinion and not gospel.  When I look at the careers of  both  Depp and DiCaprio, it’s hard for me not to notice that they, like Rob, picked diverse roles early on and even though they could have travelled the “teen” stars trail, they were clearly serious enough about their craft to not do so.  Remember all of them have at some stage been tagged with “teen idol”.   Hmm I think I may have even been a teen for one of them lol.

Happy days!

  • Martha M
    Posted on January 09, 2011

    Great article Maria. I hated that he lost for Best male actor at the PCA, but if he had to lose to someone, I’m glad it was to Johnny Depp He is a legend and a fantastic actor. And I know Rob will be that sometime soon (well to me he already is) or even better.

  • Carmel
    Posted on January 09, 2011

    Johnny Depp is a legend and there is no shame in not winning against him. We all know Rob will soon enough earn his right to counted amongst the likes of Johnny & Leo.

  • lise-lou
    Posted on January 09, 2011

    Definately nothing wrong with the career paths that Johnny or Leo have travelled along. Both have made very smart decisions which have showcased their talent and led them to longlasting and successful careers and Rob is making some amazing choices. He will definately be around for a while and getting better and better as he goes. We’ll be here every step of the way. *beams with pride*

  • Vertigo
    Posted on January 09, 2011

    I can’t wait for the decade we can attach the word legend to Rob’s name.

  • Vertigo
    Posted on January 09, 2011

    Actually I shouldn’t wish away the decades like that – but you know what I mean.

    He is blowing their minds, slowly but surely. Woot!

  • Vicky
    Posted on January 09, 2011

    Definitely no shame in finishing behind an actor the calibre of Johnny Depp. Rob is making intelligent and varied choices and the day is rapidly approaching where he will be seen as a legend in the business. I cannot wait!!!

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