Cosmopolis has released a first full trailer on the same day it was announced as part of the Cannes film festival. Directed by David Cronenberg, Robert Pattinson stars as Eric Packer, a young billionaire who discovers he’s lost his entire fortune whilst on a limo journey across New York. The movie is adapted from the novel by Don DeLillo and featuring support from the likes of Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton and Jay Baruchel.
Below is the video and a synopsis of the movie as on their channel on Vimeo
Finding himself pursued by people who want him dead, Eric begins to cast off the inhibitions of his sheltered, privileged life and embarks upon a journey into darkness, and possibly madness. Cosmopolis opens in the UK later in the year, with a release date yet to be confirmed
New York City, not-too-distant-future: Eric Packer, a 28 year-old finance golden boy dreaming of living in a civilization ahead of this one, watches a dark shadow cast over the firmament of the Wall Street galaxy, of which he is the uncontested king. As he is chauffeured across midtown Manhattan to get a haircut at his father’s old barber, his anxious eyes are glued to the yuan’s exchange rate: it is mounting against all expectations, destroying Eric’s bet against it. Eric Packer is losing his empire with every tick of the clock. Meanwhile, an eruption of wild activity unfolds in the city’s streets. Petrified as the threats of the real world infringe upon his cloud of virtual convictions, his paranoia intensifies during the course of his 24-hour cross-town odyssey. Packer starts to piece together clues that lead him to a most terrifying secret: his imminent assassination.
Cronenberg revisits subjects that fascinate him: how the organic and the psychological are inextricably intertwined, society’s anxieties and phobias, and letting repressed impulses and paranoia run wild. COSMOPOLIS is a culmination of his masterpieces that addresses the alarming global financial crisis of today’s world.
It is a hauntingly prophetic fable that turns the future into history and suggests that the archaic might be our eerie future.