Colin Farrell is out and Robert Pattinson is in over on David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis”, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The film, which Paul Giamatti and Marion Cotillard are already onboard, is eyeing a mid-year start in the financially-friendly locale of Toronto.
Based on a Don DeLillo novel, “Cosmopolis” fixes 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 had to pull out of the film due to a clash with “Total Recall”, which he’s shooting in the Spring.