Even if you're a fan of Robert Pattinson's, this news carries a curious, "Really?" factor with it: Pattinson has replaced Colin Farrell in David Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis.' Farrell had been attached to the role for months, but he was also attached to Len Wiseman's 'Total Recall' remake, and now that the latter is moving forward as the most expensive film production Toronto has ever seen, Farrell is no longer available. In steps Pattinson.
The 'Twilight' star will be playing a billionaire playboy who, over the course of a 24-hour period, cheats on his wife (played by Marion Cotillard), gains a stalker (Paul Giamatti), is attacked by a protesting anarchist, attends the funeral of a rapper and then loses all his money in a poorly timed bet against the Japanese yen. And while that all sounds quite bizarre on its own accord, just keep in mind that the director wrangling it all together is the same man who gave the world 'Videodrome,' 'The Fly,' 'eXistenZ,' and 'A History of Violence.' So, all things considered, Pattinson's unexpected casting is hardly bound to be the strangest thing about 'Cosmopolis.'
But what do you think? Is an image-shattering project like this exactly what Pattinson needs as he steps out of the 'Twilight' spotlight?