Film & TV

U.S. Trailer for David Cronenberg’s ‘Cosmopolis’ Tells Us Something

Film & TV

U.S. Trailer for David Cronenberg’s ‘Cosmopolis’ Tells Us Something

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International trailers for David Cronenberg‘s newest movie, Cosmopolis, have been floating around for a couple of months. The first official American trailer is a different beast, though, explicating the movie’s rich-boy-having-a-bad-day narrative with an amalgam of hellish imagery to hint that the movie will have a strongly political bent, if the street tickers flashing “the specter of capitalism is haunting the world” are any indication. It’s still jarring that Robert Pattinson is the vehicle for this capitalist commentary, especially considering the heat on the Twilight franchise has not yet cooled, but it’s a way to vomit in the face of all the fanguys and girls who just want to see him brood. Which he seems to do a lot of in Cosmopolis, but it’s tinged with the type of gory existentialism that’s long made Cronenberg one of the more singular directors in the business. “The urge to destroy is a creative urge,” Pattinson says in his best post-Bateman voice while a string of protesters wreck downtown NYC and the limousine he’s travelling in. Something about this just screams date movie, right? It’s out on August 17.