Total Film did a list of their top 15 films they can’t wait to see at Cannes and Cosmopolis was #1!
The Film: Probably the most eagerly hyped film at this year’s festival, and one of the supposed frontrunners for the Palme d’Or, Cosmopolis marks David Cronenberg’s return to the arena of the bizarre. Adapted from the novel by American author Don DeLillo, the film will follow Robert Pattinson’s young billionaire on a journey into darkness as he discovers his fortune has evaporated, and decides to cut loose from conventional society. Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton and Jay Baruchel round out a pleasingly offbeat cast.
Why We’re Excited: After a couple of enjoyable but conventional films in the form of A History Of Violence and Eastern Promises, we’re looking forward to seeing Cronenberg return to the outer-limits of big screen storytelling. Cosmopolis represents the director’s first self-penned script since 1999′s eXistenZ, and from the looks of the clips and trailers we’ve seen so far, it promises to be deliciously weird. It also stands to catapult Pattinson out of the clutches of the soul-sapping Twilight series into a role more deserving of his talents. Put simply, we can’t wait.
Cosmopolis star, Robert Pattinson, was also quoted talking about the film and the festival to a couple of outlets previewing the Cannes Film Festival.
Read his quotes after the cut!First up is USA Today. An excerpt:
Robert Pattinson, 26, stars as a Wall Street banker in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, shot primarily in the back of his character’s giant white limousine — where Pattinson’s banker has a tryst with 48-year-old French actress Juliette Binoche. Pattinson then does Efron one better.
“There’s a scene where I’m seducing (another woman) naked, while having a prostate exam in the back of a limousine. People don’t really see that very often in movies,” Pattinson says with a laugh. “You do what you can to surprise people.”
The red carpet lineup also will feature Twilight’s golden couple, Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. This time they are going head-to-head, with Stewart starring in the competition film On the Road.
“I’m already making excuses,” Pattinson jokes about their friendly festival competition.
But for these two weeks, it’s not all about winning the contest, but enjoying the glitz in the South of France.
“There is really something glamorous about Cannes,” Pattinson says. “It’s the bow ties and the way the festival holds onto the glamour. People really make an effort.”
The next mention was from the Denver Post and Rob talks about . An excerpt:
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Whereas Penn and Pitt are familiar favorites at Cannes, this year’s festival includes a new crop of young actors seeking more adventurous work, including LaBeouf, Efron and Pattinson.
“When you fantasize about how the world views you as an actor, you’re like, ‘I want to be recognized at Cannes,’” says Pattinson, who has drawn high compliments from his director, Cronenberg, for his performance in “Cosmopolis.”
Pattinson has previously been to Cannes to promote the “Twilight” film “New Moon” in 2009, but he’s clearly thrilled to be a part of the main slate.
“Hopefully, people don’t hate it,” he says, alluding to Cannes’ famously vocal audiences.