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The story is set across a 24-hour period and takes place almost entirely within a limousine which is making its way slowly through a city due to several events (including a presidential visit) keeping traffic at a standstill.
Giamatti's role wasn't disclosed but is likely to be either said stalker, or the 'darker villain' behind the swindle. No production schedule is set as those involved have various commitments well into next year. »
- Garth Franklin
If Cosmopolis – a story about a 28 year-old billionaire who takes a jaunt across town just to get a haircut from a proper barber and ends up blowing his fortune – sounds peculiar, just remember it’s being brought to life by the guy who made movies about mutant children, evil gynecologists, and Jeff Goldblum as a giant insect.
David Cronenberg is the man behind the Cosmopolis film adapation and he’s already lined up Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard to star in the film. Now it seems that Oscar-nominee Paul Giamatti may sign up for this strange cautionary tale as well.
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- Sandy Schaefer
Three new Tron: Legacy featurettes are now available for viewing, so if you crave insider knowledge about the villain, plot, and general atmosphere of the sequel (which is structured as a standalone film), then they’re worth a look.
Clu 2.0 (a.k.a. CGI young Jeff Bridges) has been featured prominently throughout Disney’s Tron: Legacy marketing blitz and the character now even has his own featurette. Once you get past the obvious issues afflicting the de-aged Kevin Flynn (namely, that he looks a bit fake and his growly vocals have inexplicably not changed over the course of two decades),…
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- Sandy Schaefer
Paul Giamatti is in talks to star in David Cronenberg’s next film Cosmopolis. The ‘day in the life of’ drama follows Eric Packer, a 28-year-old billionaire who makes a trip across Manhattan in his luxurious limousine in order to get a haircut at his father’s favourite barber shop. On the way, Packer’s trip is delayed thanks to a presidential visit, the funeral procession of a dead rapper and a full-on riot. Colin Farrell has already been lined up to play Packer, while Marion Cotillard is playing his wife....
- Josh Winning
While the finishing touches are being put on director David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method, his next film, Cosmopolis, continues taking cool and interesting shape. The Playlist is reporting today that awesome guy Paul Giamatti (The Goon) is in talks to join Cronenberg's adaptation of Don DeLillo's book about a 28-year old newly married Manhattan billionaire traveling around in a limo who "cheats on his wife, is pursued by a stalker, gets attacked by a protester and gradually loses »
- George Merchan
David Cronenberg and Paul Giamatti working together? Yes please. Now that Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method” is in the post-production stages of the game, his next project, an adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel “Cosmopolis” appears to be coalescing nicely. Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard have been attached to the project, and now Giamatti is also in talks to join the cast. “Cosmopolis” follows 24 hours in the life of a newly married billionaire as he cheats on his wife, is pursued by a stalker, gets attacked by a protester, and gradually loses his entire fortune over the course of a single day. Farrell is set to play the billionaire and Cotillard his wife in the adaptation penned by Cronenberg himself. As far as we know, the only other major roles in the story would be the two men who are stalking the protagonist, a pastry chef and another more menacing character. »
- Brent McKnight
What's better than having one new David Cronenberg film to look forward to? (The Dangerous Method, now in post-production.) How about another David Cronenberg film that seems to be coming together  fast? We've known that the director had lined up  Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard for an adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel Cosmopolis. Now he reportedly has Paul Giamatti in talks to appear, as well. The Playlist reports that the actor is in active discussions, but his reps say no deal has been made at this point. I'll take that for now, since it means that Cosmopolis, unlike so many other possible David Cronenberg projects (such as The Matarese Circle) is moving forward. Who would he play? We have no concrete info at this point, but the book is about Eric Packer, a 28-year old billionaire who encounters odd characters and situations as he travels across midtown Manhattan in »
- Russ Fischer
Academy Award-nominated actor Paul Giamatti is in talks to appear in David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis" which already stars Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard, who joined earlier this year. According to a rep for Giamatti, no deal has been made, but the actor is in active discussions. Production Company Toronto Antenna declined to comment. The role is being kept under wraps for now, but based on Don DeLillo's book of the same name, there aren't many roles to choose from. "Cosmopolis" follows 24 hours in the life of a newly married billionaire as he cheats on his wife, is pursued by a… »
Nearing the end of a ten week European shoot, the first images of David Cronenberg’s (A History of Violence) A Dangerous Method have surfaced online via The Playlist, tt.com and heute.at. The film, which stars Viggo Mortensen and young-Magneto/Michael Fassbender as psychiatrists Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung respectively, portrays the relationship of Jung and patient Sabina Spielrein (played by Keira Knightley) and the imbalance it eventually causes between Jung and his mentor-Freud.
Hit the jump for a synopsis as well as a look at the impressive images as the costume and makeup for both Mortensen and Fassbender seem to be very accurate representations of their critical thinking counterparts. Based on the acclaimed 2002 play The Talking Cure by Christopher Hampton, A Dangerous Method is currently anticipating a 2011 release.
“Overshadowed by portents of the coming wars, Zurich and Vienna are the setting for this tale of emotional vicissitude and intellectual debate. »
- Jason Barr
At this moment the only thing we know is that the movie will follow “a professional and personal relationship between two characters that evolves from friendship to betrayal and retribution.”
It could be the new indie project, but is “no slamdunk”! It will be financed by Oscar winner Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures for an estimated $20 million, so no wonder we already had a chance to hear the rumor that “both actors want more money for the gig, although Bana is further along in negotiations than Farrell. »
The U.K.’s Empire magazine has been following the news online.
“Virtue” follows two convict associates’ whose relationship crumbles into betrayal and retribution.
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Colin Farrell and Eric Bana could be paired in the story about an ex-con who seeks revenge on the father figure who framed him for a crime he didn't commit. Indie drama By Virtue Fall is the directorial debut of Sheldon Turner, who was Oscar-nominated after co-writing Up In The Air with Jason Reitman. Farrell has been working on the Fright Night remake, black comedy Horrible Bosses and David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis while Bana was last seen in The Time Traveler's Wife. »
It's a busy, high-profile time for Colin Farrell, who already has Fright Night, Horrible Bosses and David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis in his diary. And he may be about to scribble in one more project. If the stars align, Farrell could co-star with Eric Bana in the indie drama By Virtue Fall. We'd call it a comeback, except he was never gone.The two-hander would be the directorial debut of Sheldon Turner, who co-wrote Up in the Air with Jason Reitman, and got an Oscar nomination for his trouble. Deadline's synopsis describes "a professional and personal relationship between two characters that evolves from friendship to betrayal and retribution", while IMDb gives us "a newly-released ex-con seeks revenge upon his mentor who framed him for a crime he didn't commit."Potentially toothsome roles for the boys then, although they're some way from actually signing on the dotted line at this stage. Bana »
Eric Bana and Colin Farrell are reportedly circling Up in the Air co-writer Sheldon Turner’s directorial debut, By Virtue Fall. Deadline reports that both actors “sparked to Turner’s script” which “charts a professional and personal relationship between two characters that evolves from friendship to betrayal and retribution.” However, Deadline also notes that the indie is “no slamdunk” and that both actors want more money for the gig, but Bana is further along in negotiations than Farrell.
Farrell is currently signed on to the remake of Fright Night, the dark comedy Horrible Bosses, and David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis. Bana recently wrapped shooting on Joe Wright’s dramatic-thriller Hanna co-starring Cate Blanchett and Saoirse Ronan. »
- Matt Goldberg
Sheldon Turner became the original impetus for Jason Reitman's film Up in the Air when he wrote the original spec script based on Walter Kirn's novel, and he's got his own directorial debut set to film in the coming months. The revenge drama By Virtue Fall will be based on his own original screenplay, and now it has two possible leads: Colin Farrell and Eric Bana. Deadline says the two are in 'early talks' for roles, though Mike Fleming says the indie isn't offering quite the payday that each actor wants. (Or, more properly, that each actor's reps want.) Sounds at this point like Bana is a more likely lock -- not much of a surprise, given the number of pictures that Farrell has booked in the past couple months. (Horrible Bosses, Fright Night, possibly David Cronenberg's adaptation of Cosmopolis.) The film is being produced by Nicolas Chartier, »
- Russ Fischer
As She Climbed Across the Table, maybe this title doesn’t sound familiar, but now, when we have a rumor that David Cronenberg is attached to direct a film based on this 1997 novel by Jonathan Lethem, we have no doubt you’re going to remember it!
As usual (with Cronenberg’s name involved in some project) this is not going to be some easy story. As the matter of fact here’s a pretty weird plot that we managed to get:
“Particle physics, false vacuum bubbles, an alternate universe-this is the stuff of Jonathan Lethem’s novel As She Climbed Across the Table. The tale echoes Alice in Wonderland in its mad tumble through a rearranged reality.
Narrator Phillip Engstrand is a university professor who has made a career out of studying academic environments. Engstrand is in love with Alice Coombs, a particle physicist engaged in a bold attempt to »
According to Pajiba, the filmmaker is set to not only return to sci-fi, but also the romance genre, with an adaptation of the 1997 hit Jonathan Lethem novel, As She Climbed Across The Table.
The story follows a scientist whose relationship with a fellow physicist falls apart after he, Phillip, becomes infatuated with a vacuum of nothingness known as Lack. The film sounds completely and utterly Cronenbergian, not only in its sci-fi tones, but as seen with films like Crash, director Cronenberg seems to have a dark view of romance.
In the Cronenberg universe, romance is nothing more than justified obsession, which this film definitely follows. It will be interesting to see if his other neo-romance, »
- Joshua Brunsting
The sci-fi satire follows a sociologist named Philip Engstrand who is romantically obsessed with particle physicist Alice Coombs. Alice meanwhile is obsessed with her work, or rather 'The Lack' - an artificially-created miniature black hole inside her laboratory that appears to have its own personality and intelligence.
Philip becomes jealous of Alice and the Lack's relationship and his curiosity leads him to explore the pocket universes inside The Lack. "Schindler's List" screen writer Steve Zallian will produce.
Where this will fit in Cronenberg's schedule is anyone's guess. The helmer is currently at work on "A Dangerous Method" and recently talked about doing a sequel to "Eastern Promises". He was also linked to adaptations of Don Delillo's "Cosmopolis" and »
- Garth Franklin
After fading from the mainstream at the beginning of the last decade (although it could be argued he was never really there), David Cronenberg is starting to put more and more projects on his plate. There’s A Dangerous Method, his Sigmund Freud biopic, as well as Cosmopolis, starring Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard. Now he’s also added an adaptation of the novel As She Climbed Across the Table by Jonathan Lethem.
The novel is described as being about a physicist who is losing interest in everything around him after his fellow team of scientists create something called Lack, a void of nothingness that he finds himself consumed by. Both the sci-fi elements and the mixture of obsession and lust seem to fit in with what Cronenberg has focused on for essentially his entire career.
I really find myself intrigued by both the story of the book and the »
- Nick Newman
Cronenberg returns to The Fly territory with strange tale of a man who loses his love to a shapeless void
In recent years, he's successfully moved into more mainstream, if indubitably classy, fare but David Cronenberg's latest project looks like a return to the peculiar world of The Fly or Crash. The Canadian filmmaker is planning a big-screen adaptation of Jonathan Lethem's 1997 novel As She Climbed Across the Table, the tale of a man who loses the love of his life to a shapeless void.
According to the Pajiba blog, Cronenberg is attached to direct, though there are as yet no casting details. Lethem's novel features two main characters: Philip, a man who is obsessed with a woman, and Alice (the woman), a physicist who is obsessed with a hole, or doorway to nothingness, which she has created in the laboratory where they both work. According to the website, »
- Ben Child
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