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The tv piece starts by describing the movie’s story. In it its mentioned that “Robert Pattinson gets away from the teen themes represented by the Twi Saga to be the lead actor of Cosmopolis”.
Then Paulo Branco starts to talk telling that “(Rob) in the beginning refused the role because he had a bit of fear of the challenge imposed by this movie. In this movie he is, from beginning to end, in all photograms (scenes)”
It was Paulo Brancos idea of adapting this book to the cinema and Cronenberg was the 1st director that the producer thought of.
“It took me a while to get to him because, although I’d already met him, I didn’t know him that well. At first he (Cronenberg) said it was a bit difficult to do it because of other projects he had going. I gave him he book and 24 hours later he phoned me saying “Paulo this is for me! It is the ideal book for me to adapt. Let’s do this”
The piece continues by saying that Cosmopolis is one of the movies in competition for the Palme d’Or in Cannes. More than a win, the producer considers the presence of the movie at Cannes as a showroom for the movie to the world.
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Paulo Branco talked to Portugal’s newspaper Correio da Manha about the ‘Cosmopolis’ Portuguese Premiere and said that the event will be on May 28 and there will also be a screening on May 29. Rob, Giamatti, Cronenberg and DeLillo will attend.
Yesterday we posted the video of his interview with a Portuguese TV Show (HERE – Very good interview)
Guimarães – Capital Europeia da Cultura will have an unprecedented turnout on May 28, when the English actor Robert Pattinson, idol of millions of movie fans, will attend the premiere of ‘Cosmopolis’, directed by David Cronenberg and produced by Paulo Branco, days after learning if they won the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival.
Major flooding will certainly happen on May 29, in the two ‘Cosmopolis’ screenings in Lisbon. One will take place at Centro Cultural de Belém, while the other will be open to the public, and Pattinson (and other actors, including Paul Giamatti) will be with the fans. The ‘team’ also includes the filmmaker David Cronenberg and writer Don DeLillo, whose novel is the basis of the film.
“I hope the fans are more civilized here,” said Paulo Baulo to the CM, acknowledging that Pattinson’s stay in “Cannes is a concern,” since his last time in the French city the reactions were described as Beatles-like.
In the film which opens in 30 theaters on May 31st, Pattinson plays a character very different from the vampire ‘Edward Cullen’, star of Twilight. This is the odyssey of a Manhattan mogul that runs through the city (although shooting has taken place in Toronto and not in New York) in his limousine.
‘Cosmopolis’ wants the Palme d’Or
‘Cosmopolis’ is in a list of candidates for the Palme d’Or in the official competition of the Cannes Film Festival, revealed yesterday. According to Paulo Branco, producer of the film where David Cronenberg has made a metaphor about the capitalism crisis, to find yourself in this list “will only provide visibility throughout the world” to the project. Besides the 11th film produced by Branco candidate for the top prize at Cannes, the festival which runs from May 16-27 features works by Walter Salles (“On the Road”), Leos Carax (“Holy Motors”), Michael Haneke (“Amour”) and Wes Anderson, whose ‘Moonrise Kingdom’ opens an exhibition.
Thanks @veraleeon for the link.
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Paulo Branco, Cosmopolis’ Producer, talked about the movie, Cannes and the Portuguese Premiere with Rob, Cronenberg and DeLillo (we posted about that here).
Interview is in portuguese, check the translation under the video
Translation – thanks to Deb and Bee for helping me translate the interview
I: Paulo, good evening. This is the 11th movie that you produce and has been selected to the competition in Cannes – the most important film festival in Europe. From what we saw in the trailer and from the little we know, this is not an European movie. Is this your most important movie?
PB: Well, as a producer I like to think all movies are important, but this one is special, of course. It’s a movie where, for the first time, I worked the way they do on the other side of the Atlantic. It was filmed in Toronto with one of the best directors in the world, David Cronenberg, that was kind enough to listen and accept my proposal, and with great Hollywood actors. And it’s the first time I work on a movie this big and with this budget.
I: We’re talking about a major production?
PB: We’re talking about a medium American production, about 15M Euros. A French-Canadian movie. We had as much support from France as from Canada. Although, it is a budget that indie producers are not used to, especially with the freedom I had to produce this movie: choosing the director, David Cronenberg, and the actors (along with Cronenberg). It was an unique experience. I am proud (for the movie) to be in Cannes now; to be aknowledged. Every movie in Cannes, in competition, they’re not just “another movie”. It’s always something special, someone who has been and follows the festival, can understand.
I: The cast and crew of this movie is impressive. Famous director, David Cronenberg. The main actors are, I should say, even more famous (Juliette Binoche and Robert Pattinson, from the Twilight Saga). I want to know if there’s anything planned for the release of the movie in Portugal in May with them?
PB: Precisely. It was created some sort of empathy with Don de Lillo, David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson, that since the beginning, when I talked about the idea of doing a small promo tour in Europe to promote the movie, starting in Portugal, they immediately accepted. They’ll be here right after Cannes for the Portuguese premiere of the movie. I think it’s an unique event, for a movie premiere, in Portugal. And an example of professionalism and devotion from the people that worked in this film. For Pattinson, this project is essential. He watched the movie and personally told me that it was, maybe, the project that he was most proud of and wanted to support it wherever it was necessary. Don DeLillo, one of the biggest writers in the world, when saw the movie… (Interviewer interrupts Paulo Branco)
The last question is hard to understand, Paulo Branco talks about Cannes, promoting and selling movies at the festival.
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I’ve been waiting for this day for nearly a month now. Like many of you, my mind was blown back in March when the first trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis arrived online. Since then I’ve been desperately craving to see more from the movie, and sadly the new images that came out one week later just weren’t enough. But tonight is the night: we finally have the first feature length trailer.
Coming to us courtesy of Allocine (via ROS), the new preview is just as awesome as the teaser trailer and has the added benefit of being nearly four times as long
“Show me something I don’t know.” This looks wild, Cronenberg back with more debauchery. AlloCine.fr (via The Film Stage) has posted the full-length official trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson as a billionaire who takes his limo around the city for an entire day. Lots of crazy shit happens, and I mean some seriously crazy things, as you’ll get a glimpse of in this.
Seems like David Cronenberg is back to doing what he does best – creating sublimely weird nightmares and slipping them into the arena of mainstream cinema. It also looks like a peach of a role for Pattinson, who’s set to shake off his tween pin-up credentials as the film’s increasingly deranged protagonist.
I was personally no fan of Cronenberg’s last film, which hit the fall festival circuit. At all. But with this trailer it looks like he’s back in the pocket I like. I mean, it’s about a rich dude (Robert Pattinson) taking his limo across town to get a haircut.
Adapted from Don DeLillo’s novel, and starring Robert Pattinson in a perhaps completely incidental headline-grabbing fashion, this looks like the kind of lean, perverse futurism that Cronenberg has excelled at.
For those who suspect the 69-year-old of mellowing with age, Cronenberg has one last word: Cosmopolis.
This trailer expands on the mind-bending bits found in the first, with a great look at what will certainly be Pattinson’s meatiest role yet. I love the imagery Cronenberg is playing with, as it looks to be something straight out of one of his 80s/early 90s classics.
Based on the book by Don DeLillo, the film offers the most promising non-“Twilight” role for Robert Pattinson yet as the billionaire Eric Packer who has one helluva day in his limousine. Sex, drugs, hallucinations and more cross his path, and for anyone worried Cronenberg had become respectable with “A Dangerous Method” he’s in full form here, even going back to his psycho-sexual roots in what looks like something out of a Terry Gilliam film inspired by an LSD trip.
“Cosmopolis” hits theaters May 23 in France. It’s likely due in theaters in the fall, and we’d assume with the Canuck connection Cronenberg will place the North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this fall.
Just hours before Cannes film festival bosses Gilles Jacob and Thierry Fremaux were set to announce this year’s lineup at the 65th annual festival, a trailer for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis hit the Internet, confirming the film’s inclusion in the official selection at Cannes.
The first few seconds of the trailer included the festival’s signature “Competition Officielle Festival de Cannes” stamp and golden palm logo.
Though the credits recall Gaspar Noe’s ‘Enter the Void,’ that may just be the result of ‘Void’ having the most striking credit sequence this side of ‘Se7en.’ The images on screen – from the parade sequence to Pattinson doing damage to himself – seem to come straight from the world of early Cronenberg, that dark twisted Canuck who made horror films that were as cerebral as they were visceral.
This also features an amazing cast – some of whom show up in this trailer, others yet to be revealed. Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon and Jay Baruchel make brief appearances while Paul Giamatti and Samantha Morton are barely glimpsed.
ETA: Added a few more reactions
From what little we have seen of David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, it’s clear that the director has returned to the depraved and gruesome style of cinema that brought him to the dance in the first place. In the movie, Robert Pattinson plays a young billionaire named Eric Packer who simply wants to go out and get a haircut, but along the way, he loses his entire fortune and becomes a target for murder. Breaking out of the Twilight mold, Pattinson looks like the perfect choice to play a sociopathic youth with way too much money and time on his hands.
This extended trailer illustrates the morally bankrupt world that Pattinson lives in, and the manic, paranoid tone of the entire film. Cronenberg is at his best when he introduces an audience to the seedy underbelly of society. He did it in Eastern Promises and A History of Violence, and Cosmopolis looks to be one of the director’s most corrupt worlds yet.
Reactions to the Cosmopolis teaser trailer have ranged from eloquent statements – expressing excitement for the latest strange and disturbing piece of cinema produced by David Cronenberg (The Fly, A History of Violence, etc.) – to somewhat less insightful comments (such as “WTF is this?!”). To be fair, both “extremes” were quite called for, as that short trailer packs a whole lot of madness into a slim period of time.
That’s all to say: the newly-unveiled full-length theatrical promo for Cosmopolis (see above) is probably going to prompt similar responses across the board, especially since the trailer is structured more to raise questions about the film’s storyline and content (as opposed to summarizing them). An intriguing, but fitting, approach to take here, it seems.
Well, actually, it just looks f*cking awesome. If you’re a fan of Cronenberg’s work then these two trailers should get you jazzed. I’ve missed his surreal style for a while now and I’m genuinely excited to see this. The cast looks great, even Pattinson, who carries a stigma from the TWILIGHT franchise with him. However, the more work like this that he does, then the easier it will be to forget his diamond-sparkle, fangless vampire role.
Still, the drama—competing for the Palme d’Or prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival—looks exceptionally compelling, and the little Cronenberg cinematic idiosyncrasies look downright fascinating.
I mean, being plucked from the Harry Potter supporting wings and the odd pre-fame arthouse pic for eternal teen vampire glory aside, signing on for David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis looks more and more like the best decision Robert Pattinson has ever made. Now that the edgy adaptation of Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel is heading for a Cannes debut — and with the fearlessly cold, cynical swagger RPattz displays in the latest Cosmopolis trailer — this is shaping up to be the career-changer the erstwhile Edward Cullen has been looking for.
But the new Cosmopolis trailer and Cannes announcement achieves something no mainstream romantic vehicle could do for Pattinson: It suggests to the uninitiated that there’s something more to him than teen idol fare.
Looking at the new trailer, I can’t help but think to myself: Cronenberg is BACK!
There’s a good reason Robert Pattinson’s upcoming film “Cosmopolis” won the MTV Movie Brawl earlier this year: it looks freaking awesome.
Hot off the news that the flick will be making its premiere at Cannes this year, the folks behind the movie released two new trailers that give us a good idea of what we can expect when David Cronenberg’s latest hits theaters. In true Cronenberg fashion, “Cosmopolis” looks like it will be dark, surreal and all around fantastic.
It also is Pattinson’s first chance to really flex his acting muscles in something that’s not a romantic film, a genre that he’s been somewhat pigeonholed in ever since “Twilight” first came out. Between this and “Bel Ami” being released this year, we’re looking forward to seeing a side of the 25-year-old actor that we’ve never seen before.
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The director David Cronenberg, writer Don DeLilo and actors Robert Pattinson and Paul Giamatti will come from Cannes to Lisbon, at the end of May for the premiere of the movie “Cosmopolis”, Expresso has learned.
Produced by Paulo Branco, the film has been selected for official competition of the Cannes Film Festival, being the 11th film of the Portuguese producer to earn the distinction.
The Portuguese release date is scheduled for May 31.
Expresso is a reliable Portuguese site/newspaper. Paulo Branco, Cosmopolis’ producer, is from Portugal and was responsible for showing the first preview of the movie at the Lisbon and Estoril Festival last year.
The Portugal Premiere makes sense, but we’ll update when there’s official confirmation.
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ETA2: More from the official site – “News” section
David Cronenberg’s COSMOPOLIS selected for Competition at the Cannes Film Festival
David Cronenberg’s much anticipated film starring ROBERT PATTINSON will have its World Premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival running from 16-27 May 2012.
The film will play in Competition which is the most prestigious section at the festival and is one of the films that will compete for the Palme D’Or.
Cronenberg’s new project assembled a remarkable cast, headed by Robert Pattinson in the leading role, and some of the most amazing contemporary stars, including Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Kevin Durand, Samantha Morton, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Emily Hampshire and Patricia Mckenzie.
World famous Howard Shore, and Oscar winner composer for the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy soundtrack, is also involved in COSMOPOLIS, as well as David Cronenberg’s regular cinematographer, Peter Suschitzky, renowned for his works in “Empire Strikes Back” or “Crash”.
COSMOPOLIS is an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s story about a 28 year-old billionaire who crosses Manhattan for a haircut.
It’s official! Cosmopolis was just announced as one of the fims IN COMPETION at the 65th Cannes Film Festival! See you on the French Riviera!
The Cannes Film Festival runs from May 16 to May 27
You can find the full list of movies in competition HERE
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There are TWO ‘Cosmopolis’ trailers. The first one was posted here (+ tons of screencaps and gifs). This is the second trailer and do we dare to say it’s even better than the first one?
Download the trailer without subtitles in HD here (139MB)
With Portuguese subtitles
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At 0:07 -> Official Selection – Competition – Cannes Festival (screencap under the videos)
Dubbed in French – No subtitles
HD Trailer in English with French subtitles
HD Trailer in French with no subtitles
This is the last part of the trailer, the scenes are so fast that it was impossible to make a gif
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And tomorrow, the Official Selection of the 65th Festival de Cannes will finally be revealed at the Official Press Conference in Paris at 11AM local time (5AM EST). All fingers crossed for Cosmopolis!