Toronto based film director David Cronenberg has been busy hiring the cast for the movie adaptation of the novel ‘Cosmopolis.” Cronenberg has already casted Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson as his leading man, but there’s been a lot of speculation as to who will be his leading lady in the new thriller.
There have been reports that Marion Cotillard landed the role as Pattinson’s love interest in the film, but her rep confirmed with Entertainment Weekly that Cotillard is no longer attached to the project. She recently announced that she is pregnant and speculation began circulating that Cotillard dropped out of the film due to the pregnancy; however her rep denies that is the reason and says that she could not work on the Cronenberg project due to conflicts in her schedule.
It looks like Cronenberg will have no problem finding someone else to step in the role opposite Pattinson and the ‘Naked Lunch” director has his eye on Keira Knightley. The rep for Knightley has said that nothing is confirmed at this time so we’ll just have to wait and see if it pans out.
‘Cosmopolis’ will begin filming after Pattinson wraps up shooting the last of the Twilight series ‘Breaking Dawn’ later this year. It is likely that Cronenberg will film ‘Cosmopolis’ in Toronto as he is known for keeping his work local.
Are you excited to see David Cronenberg’s new film? Do you think that Robert Pattinson and Keira Knightley make a good on screen love match?