Cronenberg venturing into COSMOPOLIS


Director David Cronenberg, along with producer Paulo Branco, is bringing Don DeLillo's novel "Cosmopolis" to the screen. Cronenberg will write and direct the adaptation of DeLillo's 2003 novel. The story revolves around a twentysomething multimillionaire who embarks on an unexpected twenty-four hour journey through New York City.

Cronenberg is best known as the visionary director who brought us such mind-benders as SCANNERS and VIDEODROME. Lately, he's been more focused on tough, thoughtful thrillers, including A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE and EASTERN PROMISES. DeLillo, often hailed as one of the most important voices in American fiction (and a personal favorite of mine), is a prolific writer who has written fifteen novels in his career. COSMOPOLIS will mark only the second direct adaptation of those works (the first being this year's END ZONE, with Josh Hartnett and Sam Rockwell).

As one of my best friends summed it up in one line in an email (subject line:  "exciting!"), "davidcronenbergdirectingcosmopolispleasedontcast ashtonkutcher!" He's got a point, as a film version of COSMOPOLIS is going to need to a truly special leading man to make the whole thing work. Any DeLillo fans out there with some casting ideas?

Shooting is set to begin in 2010.

Source Variety

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At age five, Kate was famous in her first grade class for having seen DIRTY DANCING twelve times (a distinction which was only overshadowed by her other infamous trait of constantly running around with her skirt over her head). While her tastes have turned considerably more refined in the intervening twenty years, Kate still carries a serious torch for dance movies (and for skirt-head). She’s seen every James Bond movie in theaters since 1985 (A VIEW TO A KILL), has never walked out of or passed out during a film (CLOVERFIELD), truly believes movie theater popcorn should be its very own food group, and once told David Gordon Green, “you’re my very favorite director in the whole wide world.” Kate came to Los Angeles for the weather and a writing program at Loyola Marymount University that allowed her to spend weeks on the road, pretending to be Kerouac while drinking a lot of cheap wine. She has stayed in Los Angeles because she can’t imagine living anywhere that doesn’t allow her to tell people, “Tara Reid and I go to the same grocery store.” In her free time, Kate enjoys talking about all things important to various species of the living (including, but not limited to, people, hairless cats, and police ponies), the local Los Angeles music scene, hiking, and telling people to see more movies and read more books.

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