Earlier this week, Robert Pattinson fans rejoiced at the news that their “Twilight” hunk will continue to appear on the big screen after “Breaking Dawn – Part 2″ is released in 2012.
Pattinson’s first post-“Twilight” movie will be “Cosmopolis,” an adaptation of the novel by Don DeLillo, to be directed by David Cronenberg.
Pattinson will play “financial wunderkind” Eric Packer, who risks his entire fortune to bet against Japan’s yen on a tumultuous day. The character’s chancy move puts him in mortal danger. The flick is said to be “a drama that is a study of capitalism in a slightly futuristic metropolis.”
While fans are happy about Pattinson’s new project, the role initially went out to Colin Farrell. MTV News caught up with Farrell recently while he promoted his upcoming drama “The Way Back,” a film set during World War II about a group of prisoners who escape the Siberian Gulag and must walk over 4,000 miles to freedom. Farrell said he didn’t end up doing “Cosmopolis” due to timing and scheduling issues “for everyone involved.”
“Myself and David [Cronenberg], we had good conversations between he and I,” Farrell said. “I would love to work with him at some stage, I really would. I really wanted to do that [film].”
And what does he think of Pattinson replacing him?
“It’s a wonderful script. I wish him all the luck in the world with it,” he said.
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