Will Robert Pattinson spend a day having lots of sex, shooting someone and losing billions of dollars when he finishes up with Twilight?
On film he may…
While a report today claims Pattinson will star in Cosmopolis for edgy director David Cronenberg, I'm told the deal isn't done just yet. In other words, everyone wants it to happen, but they're still in negotiations.
If it happens, Pattinson will be taking a very big (and very smart) step away from his vampire alter-ego. Based on Don De Lillo's novel of the same name, Cosmopolis centers around Eric Packer, multi-billionaire finance man (that would be Rob's part) who finds himself targeted by assassins after he loses a ton of money by betting against the rise of the yen.
The book takes place over the span of just one day with Packer crisscrossing through New York City in a high-tech limo to get a haircut at his father's favorite barber shop.
"He has sex with two women, his art consultant and a bodyguard," reads a review in Publisher's Weekly. "He is hit in the face with a pie by a protester. He knows he is being stalked, and the novel stages a final convergence between the ex-tycoon and his stalker."
Oh, he also shoots someone as the limo driver has to navigate around a presidential motorcade, an attack by anarchists and a rapper's funeral. Packer has several meetings in the limo with folks like his doctor and some finance men.
Did I mention this is a very big step away from Pattinson's vampire alter-ego?
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