Character actor and "Lost"-vet Kevin Durand has been getting big, really big. Literally.
His last few roles in major studio films have included the decidedly NOT small Little John in Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" and the human monster truck Frederick J. Dukes, aka "The Blob" in "X-Men Origins: Wolverine."
He also got to play the Archangel Gabriel in last year's horrorfest "Legion," but will truly get to spread his wings now that he's been cast opposite Robert Pattinson in "Cosmopolis."
According to Variety, Durand will work under fellow Canadian David Cronenberg who is directing the slightly futuristic satire about a young billionaire (Pattinson) in a chauffeured odyssey across Manhattan to get a haircut while he risks his entire fortune betting against the Japanese Yen. Durand will play Pattinson's chief security officer in a film that also features Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti and Sarah Gadon.
Cameras are expected to roll on "Cosmopolis" shortly, with filming scheduled for both New York and Canada.
This will be the first film based on a book by Don DeLillo, which is surprising given how the literary superstar has won pretty much every book award under the sun (PEN, Pulitzer, National Book Award, etc.). His novel "White Noise" was almost adapted a few years ago by Barry Sonnenfeld but never got off the ground, probably because they couldn't find big enough actors like RPattz… or Kevin Durand.