If you’re in Canada I am crazy jealous of you because you can go to theaters TOMORROW, June 8 to see one of my favorite director’s new films. For those of us who just had to live in America, we’ll be waiting until August 17th for our chance to see David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis. I know we’ve got some Canadian readers and I’m seriously considering hitting up some of ya’ll for an overnight crash pad so I can see Cosmopolis this weekend. Hit me up in the comments if you have a spare air mattress.
Cronenberg has been making films since before I was born, and I’m a huge fan of his more recent works, like A History of Violence, Eastern Promises and last year’s A Dangerous Method with Keira Knightley and Michael Fassbender.
Now I haven’t read the book, but Cosmopolis is based on the 2003 Don DeLillo novel of the same name, which I’ve heard very good things about. Cosompolis debuted at the Cannes Film Festival to mixed reviews. According to Indiewire, Twilight fans won’t be into this character– a sex-addicted, narcissistic billionaire who is– nothing like their beloved Edward. And “only diehard Cronenberg fans” will give the film rave reviews. So yeah, that would be me. I’ll take it.
There also may or may not be a limousine sex scene with Juliette Binoche (from Chocolat), according to The Edmonton Journal so there’s that to consider.
Yeah. Gotta see it. I know Trent gave you guys a sneak peek at the teaser a while back, but here’s the full trailer. Anybody else into it?
Update: Ok, just watched the trailer again before embedding it in this post and ummm…. I love Cronenberg…. but…. I can kinda see how this might not pan out as I want it to. The actress who’s playing Pattinson’s wife is Sarah Gadon and she was lovely in A Dangerous Method but strikes me as odd and vapid in the trailer. I think I can wait for the U.S. release after all, BUT I will definitely see the film and lot it a little, based solely on my affection for the director. I do like that, conceptually, it’s hitting on some very interesting stuff– capitalism, modern society, etc. Still looking forward, but I did wanna keep it real about the trailer, lol :)