Cannes Film Festival darling David Cronenberg has cast Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard for his upcoming adaptation of Cosmopolis.
Cosmopolis tracks Eric Packer, a 28-year old billionaire who encounters odd characters and situations as he travels across midtown Manhattan in his luxurious stretch limo to get a haircut from his father’s old barber. Or, as Variety says, “the thriller follows a multimillionaire on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan. Farrell will play the asset manager who loses all his wealth over the course of one day. Cotillard will play his wife.”
Kinology, a Paris-based company is selling international rights at Cannes, and the film is being produced by Cronenberg’s company Antenna, and Alfalma Films out of Portugal. Plans are to shoot the film from March through May of 2011 in Toronto and New York.
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