The trailer for David Cronenberg's new film, Cosmopolis, hit the Web today, and by the looks of it the Twilight heartthrob has finally graduated to his first serious adult role in this sex- and violence-filled tale based on the novel by Don DeLillo.
It also, ladies, happens to show off his very naked torso, so check it out! (Word of caution: Trailer is of a graphic and sexually explicit nature.)
The flick chronicles a day and a night in the life of a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager who sets out across Manhattan to get a haircut. And in case you think Pattinson stretched out in Water for Elephants, Cosmopolis is a far cry from the veterinary medicine student he played in the former.
During the surreal Odyssey-like trek, our hero encounters his wife on several occasions, gets caught up in traffic jams caused by a presidential visit, finds himself cast as an extra in a movie, is stalked by two men and stumbles into a riot.
Pattinson wasn't the first choice for the part. It originally belonged to Colin Farrell before he dropped out due to scheduling conflicts shooting the remake of Total Recall.
However, the brief teaser (with French subtitles) shows the 25-year-old thespian is taking advantage of the opportunity. In one clip he shows off his sultry side as he lies naked in bed. In another, he looks on menacingly as he shoots his own hand with a gun, while in yet another he takes in a nightclub and runs through a melee.
Cosmopolis costars Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton, Jay Baruchel, and Matthieu Amalric. So far there's no word on a U.S. release date, but it's set to unspool in France on May 23.