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"Twilight's" Robert Pattinson to star in "Cosmopolis"
January 6, 2011 / 12:23 AM / in 7 years

"Twilight's" Robert Pattinson to star in "Cosmopolis"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “Twilight” hearthrob Robert Pattinson has signed to star in “Cosmopolis,” David Cronenberg’s adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel.

<p>Cast member Robert Pattinson poses at the premiere of "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" during the Los Angeles Film Festival at Nokia theatre at L.A. Live in Los Angeles June 24, 2010. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

The actor will be stepping into the shoes that were to be worn by Colin Farrell.

Paul Giamatti and Marion Cotillard are already on board the film, which is eyeing a mid-May start in Toronto.

The project centers on a 28-year-old financial wizard and billionaire, to be played by Pattinson, as he traverses Manhattan in his stretch limo.

His goal is to get a haircut at Anthony‘s, his father’s barber, but on this day his driver has to navigate a presidential visit, an attack by anarchists and a rapper’s funeral. Stuck in traffic, he anxiously monitors the value of the yen on the limo’s computer, his fortune in the balance.

Farrell was attached to play the lead but segued to a remake of “Total Recall,” which also shoots in the spring.

Editing by Zorianna Kit

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