Friday, February 18, 2011

Juli et Mathieu et David, Oh My

I'm not used to typing up posts with music blaring in one ear so apologies if this is more loopy or garbled than usual. I have a very delicate brain after all. Very delicate. But look at this lovely news!

"Here’s a very good turn of events for David Cronenberg‘s adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel Cosmopolis, which is now scheduled to shoot in late May.

The film stars Robert Pattinson as a young billionaire, who during the course of one day traveling across Manhattan in his limo, manages to cheat on his wife, deal with protesters and another antagonist or two, and encounter some financial trouble. We don’t know who’ll play his wife (Marion Cotillard was once set, and Keira Knightley was rumored, then debunked) but we do know that Paul Giamatti will be one of the antagonists.

And now Juliette Binoche is in the cast, and Mathieu Almaric may be along for the ride, too.

Screen Daily mentions Ms. Bincoche without specifying what role she’ll play. When Colin Farrell was cast as the lead I could possibly have seen her playing his wife. Opposite Robert Pattinson, however, that seems less likely.

And c7nema (via the Playlist) mentions her as well, also saying that Mathieu Almaric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Munich, Quantum of Solace) is signed."

Alongside his Vincent Cassel addiction it appears Mr. Cronenberg's become quite the Francophile in his old age. He's got good taste. And I've been missing Mr. Almaric so I'm very happy to see him coming up here. It's been over two years since I declared him mine and I've barely seen him in anything.


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