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Robert Pattinson Goes Full David Cronenberg in ‘Cosmopolis’ Trailer

Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gaydon in 'Cosmopolis'
Entertainment One

There is a sense that David Cronenberg has gone soft. Sure, ‘A History of Violence’ had it’s share of brutality, but the last couple films have not had the intense mind-games mixed with a smattering of sex and violence that marked Cronenberg’s career until recently. And with his latest film starring Robert Pattinson, has the man gone soft? Think again… watch the trailer for ‘Cosmopolis.’

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.

And as the trailer has a Cannes logo, that means that the film is going to be playing this year at the festival. Though Cronenberg has never won the big prize, he did net the Jury Special prize in 1996 for ‘Crash,’ so the festival – which also gave him the Golden Coach in 2006 – has a soft spot for the director. Watch the new ‘Cosmopolis’ trailer below.

http://youtu.be/DZQ-8uVdWnc

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