Robert Pattinson's 24-hour nightmare in Cosmopolis

PUBLISHED: 12:00 14 June 2012

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson


TWILIGHT star Robert Pattinson jettisons his superhuman abilities to star in atmospheric thriller Cosmopolis.

Directed by David Cronenberg (A Dangerous Method and eXistenZ), the film hitches a ride with a financier for whom the capitalist dream turns into a nightmare over 24 hours.

Set on the eve of a global financial meltdown, the film follows the increasingly paranoid 28-year-old billionaire (Pattinson) in his limousine through the rapidly disintegrating streets of New York as he realises he might not just be about to lose his fortune – he could also lose his life.

Cosmopolis also stars Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Mathieu Amalric, and 2010 World Cup rapper K’Naan.

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