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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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