A short, red-band teaser trailer for A History of Violence director David Cronenber’s upcoming film, Cosmopolis, starring Robert Pattinson, has been released!
The film follows a multimillionaire (Pattinson) on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan. Watch the NSFW teaser below:
Here’s a longer synopsis of the book the film is based on:
DeLillo skates through a day in the life of a brilliant and precocious New Economy billionaire in this monotone 13th novel, a study in big money and affectlessness. As one character remarks, 28-year-old Eric Packer “wants to be one civilization ahead of this one.” But on an April day in the year 2000, Eric’s fortune and life fall apart. The story tracks him as he traverses Manhattan in his stretch limo. His goal: a haircut at Anthony’s, his father’s old barber. But on this day his driver has to navigate a presidential visit, an attack by anarchists and a rapper’s funeral. Meanwhile, the yen is mounting, destroying Eric’s bet against it. The catastrophe liberates Eric’s destructive instinct-he shoots another character and increases his bet. Mostly, the action consists of sequences in the back of the limo (where he stages meetings with his doctor, various corporate officers and a New Economy guru) interrupted by various pit stops.
Are you interested in seeing this?