Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I Am Yours, David Cronenberg

For decades and decades David Cronenberg has been delivering his goods straight to my happy spot. Would I be the man I am today without having witnessed a mutated Jeff Goldblum barfing up stomach acid at too young an age? I would not, and we all have him to thank for it. For me! And even if we have gotten a somewhat kinder and gentler Cronenberg in his past couple of films (okay 'kinder and gentler"'s obviously relative here; they've still got naked knife-wrestling and cheerleader 69s in them) he's still my big poppa.

Not only does he keep employing greats like Viggo and Vincent Cassel over and over, but the names he's adding to people he has or is about to work with? They're heat-seeking missles aimed straight at my heart. He's got Michael Fassbender coming up in A Dangerous Method, of course, which in itself is enough for eyes-back-in-head bliss. But the cast he's lining up for his project after ADM, his adaptation of Don Delillo's Cosmopolis? This shit is bananas. We've already addressed the fact that Juliette Binoche has joined the cast, which is enough to make me see stars. But today... this!

"While the entertainment world waits for Robert Pattinson's completion of "Breaking Dawn," we can't help but look forward at the "Twilight" star's next edgy project: David Cronenberg's "Cosmopolis."

Pattinson joined the project in January, with his costar Marion Cotillard dropping out shortly thereafter due to her pregnancy. After that, Kiera Knightly was rumored to have come on board, but later went on to deny it. During the MTV First livestream interview with Pattinson, he admitted that a new leading lady had been picked, he just couldn't disclose who she is.

"There is, I think, but I don't think I'm allowed to say it yet," he admitted before revealing: "I know Juliette Binoche is in it now, and Samantha Morton. It's going to be a crazy cast. Like, I have a feeling it's going to be amazing."

Samantha Morton! In a David Cronenberg movie! One of the things I adore most about Samantha Morton is her ability to simultaneously seem completely vulnerable and totally creepy, and if that's not a mixture made for Cronenberg then I don't know what. And then add Juliette Binoche! I mean... uhh... what words do I use here? Are there words to express my enthusiasm here? There are not. There are no words. I am going to sew my lips shut with a needle and thread and that act in itself might express one twentieth of how inexpressible my enthusiasm for this news is. Just... ahh!

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