Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe to Empire!
Save up to 63%
Halo 5 Guardians
The Master Chief returns
Movie News

Peter Sarsgaard Moves To The New Twin Peaks
And a new promo video is online...
Joe Robert Cole In Talks To Write Marvel's Black Panther
Amber Lake man gets the first crack at T'Challa
New Full Trailer For The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
''We all have one enemy... And that's President Snow...''
Exclusive New Trailer For The Fear Of 13
First look at the acclaimed new death row documentary
The Good Dinosaur Digs Up A New Trailer
New Trumbo Trailer Released
Bryan Cranston braves the blacklist
Tom Hiddleston Explains Loki's Absence From Avengers Age Of Ultron
'It was imbalancing people's expectations'
Benicio Del Toro Talks Star Wars: Episode VIII
'Rian Johnson is infusing the film with new steroids'
F. Gary Gray Looks Set To Direct Fast & Furious 8
Straight Outta Compton director in the frame
Judy Greer And Luke Wilson Find Measure Of A Man
Joining Donald Sutherland and Blake Cooper
Jon Voight On For Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Gemma Chan and Carmen Ejogo also cast in the Potter spin-off
Capture The Flag Captures A Trailer
Un viaje familiar a la luna
More Movie News

30 September 2015
Mathieu Amalric Joins The Body Artist
Benoît Jacquot adapting Don DeLillo's novel
More Movie News

Life (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Straight Outta Compton (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Love & Mercy
Empire Star Rating
San Andreas (2015)
Empire Star Rating
Clouds Of Sils Maria (2015)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Binoche & Amalric Head For Cosmopolis
Joining Pattinson and Giamatti

18 February 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Clapfilmes (via The Playlist)

submit to reddit

David Cronenberg's long-gestating Don DeLillo adaptation is finally coming together properly now, with the news from production company Clapfilmes that Juliette Binoche and Mathieu Amalric have signed on for Cosmopolis, joining the already-cast Robert Pattinson and Paul Giamatti.

Cronenberg's version of DeLillo's modern-day Ulysses will see Pattinson as the protagonist Eric Packer, a just-married billionaire in the process of cheating on his wife and losing his fortune, in the course of 24 hours in which he's trying to get across a choked New York for a haircut. Giamatti is one of the weirdos that's stalking him.

There are no details yet on the roles earmarked for Binoche and Amalric, although we might possibly predict that Amalric will be the other stalker: the credible one, as opposed Giamatti's "pastry assassin." But then again they could be the other way round. 

Binoche meanwhile, would be great for the role of Packer's wife, (frequently encountered in increasingly odd circumstances) if not for the fact that Pattinson would be playing her husband. So we're guessing that she'll be one of the many women that cross Packer's path during his fateful day.

Previously on Cosmopolis, Pattinson's role was earmarked for Colin Farrell, before he departed for pastures other. At that time Marion Cotillard was also aboard, but she too now seems to have dropped from the official call sheet, although there's no confirmation from Clap of the various reports that Keira Knightly might be stepping into her vacant shoes.

Questions aside though, we're looking forward to Cosmopolis, and the idea of Cronenberg working with Pattinson is, to say the least, intriguing. 

Shooting starts in Toronto in May.

Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Leterrier Conjures Now You See Me
Heist thriller will be magic
Todd Field Accepts The Creed Of Violence
Update: He's got the funds to make it

Denis Villeneuve Talks Sicario
On his cartel thriller and the upcoming Blade Runner sequel

Tomorrowland: The Viewing Guide
Brad Bird talks through his sci-fi adventure, scene by scene

Empire Meets Ridley Scott
The great director on The Martian, Blade Runner 2 and the Prometheus sequels

My Movie Life: Justin Kurzel
The Macbeth director on how Rocky changed his life and the worst ever date movie

Life On Mars: Trips To The Red Planet
A dozen of cinema's Martian misadventures

All Hail Macbeth! The Scottish Play On Film
By the pricking of our thumbs, ten adaptations this way come(s)

10 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Toys You’ll Want To Own
Falcon quad copter? BB-8 Sphero? We’re already asking for pay raises…

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device! Save money today and

Subscribe now!

Subscribe now and save up to 63%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)