David Cronenberg is perhaps one of the most visionary auteurs working in film today, specializing in the darkly odd with graphic depictions of humanity (and inhumanity). His body of work includes the likes of THE FLY, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, SCANNERS, NAKED LUNCH, EASTERN PROMISES, DEAD RINGERS, and now the upcoming COSMOPOLIS. Today, we have an exclusive look at the director and cast at work on the film, from the streets to the stage, showcasing their efforts to bring this dark tale to life.
Here's the detailed synopsis:
Unfolding in a single cataclysmic day, the story follows Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) – a 28-year old financial whiz kid andbillionaire asset manager – as he heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo to get a haircut from his father’s old barber, while remotely wagering his company’s massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. Packer’s luxe trip across the city quickly becomes dizzyingly hellish as he encounters explosive city riots, a parade of provocative visitors, and is thrust into a myriad of intimate encounters. Having started the day with everything, believing he is the future, Packer’s perfectly ordered, doubt-free world is about to implode.