BREAKING TORONTO FILM NEWS

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Toronto Start For Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis"

Further to Sneak Peek's first report July 2009, Canadian director David Cronenberg ("A History Of Violence"), will adapt/direct author Don DeLillo's 2003 novel "Cosmopolis", for producer Paulo Branco's Paris-based Alfama Films and Cronenberg's Toronto-based Antenna Ltd.

Cronenberg is currently prepping to start the film in Toronto, May 2011, with actor Robert Pattinson ("Twilight") leading the cast.

Premise of "Cosmopolis" follows 28-year-old billionaire 'Eric Packer', a 'financial wizard', who attempts to cross Manhattan in a luxuriously equipped stretch limo.

In the process Packer encounters a presidential visit, public protest and celebrity funeral, forcing him to conduct his business and personal affairs directly from the vehicle.

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