Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Samantha Morton Cast In Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis"

According to reports, actress Samantha Morton will join the cast of director David Cronenberg's Toronto-lensed film adaptation of the novel "Cosmopolis", currently prepping for a May 2011 start.

Morton is best known for her visceral performance as 'precog Agatha' in director Steven Spielberg's 2002 feature, "Minority Report".

Morton joins actors Robert Pattinson, Oscar winner Juliette Binoche, Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti and Mathieu Amalric in the "Cosmopolis" feature, based on the novella of the same name by author Don DeLillo.

The Canadian-France co-production is being produced by Paulo Branco through his Paris-based Alfama Films Production and Martin Katz of Toronto-based Prospero Pictures.

"...'Cosmopolis' is a contemporary thriller about a hedge fund trader who is stalked while his fortune evaporates under the weight of his cynical bets against the survival of the global economy..."

Grégoire Melin's Paris-based Kinology will handle International Sales, Entertainment One will handle distribution in Canada and RAI Cinema SpA will distribute in Italy.

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