The Film: Probably the most eagerly hyped film at this year’s festival, and one of the supposed frontrunners for the Palme d’Or, Cosmopolis marks David Cronenberg’s return to the arena of the bizarre. Adapted from the novel by American author Don DeLillo, the film will follow Robert Pattinson’s young billionaire on a journey into darkness as he discovers his fortune has evaporated, and decides to cut loose from conventional society. Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, Samantha Morton and Jay Baruchel round out a pleasingly offbeat cast.
Why We’re Excited: After a couple of enjoyable but conventional films in the form of A History Of Violence and Eastern Promises, we’re looking forward to seeing Cronenberg return to the outer-limits of big screen storytelling.Cosmopolis represents the director’s first self-penned script since 1999′seXistenZ, and from the looks of the clips and trailers we’ve seen so far, it promises to be deliciously weird. It also stands to catapult Pattinson out of the clutches of the soul-sapping Twilight series into a role more deserving of his talents. Put simply, we can’t wait.