Robert Pattinson (photo: Nicolas Genin) Robert Pattinson
has been given his chance to expand his fan base and vault himself into the realm of such great actors as Johnny Depp and Tom Cruise. By replacing Colin Farrell in the movie Cosmopolis Rob Pattinson now has a film that can help him make the transition from a heartthrob in fantasy films
to a serious actor in a blockbuster film. Cosmopolis
is a film based on the book written by Don DeLillo. The movie is about the story of Eric Packer, a 28 year old multi-billionaire asset manager who makes an odyssey across midtown Manhattan in order to get a haircut. During the course of the day Parker ends up betting his entire fortune in the market against the Yen and ends up in trouble with people gunning for him. The plot takes place during one days time.
Pattinson will star in the movie with Marion Cotttilard and Paul Giamati.
This is a great opportunity for Robert Pattinson to show that he is more than just a pretty face that can act in a fantasy film. I understand that Pattinson is also set to star in Water for Elephants
, and that film, with a good performance, could advance his career as well, but to be the star of an action/thriller film could do more for his career. He has already shown that he can play a sensitive character with a love interest in the Twilight films so Water for Elephants won't give us too much more of an insight into his acting ability, but if he can pull off being the star of an action/thriller then the sky is the limit for Pattinson because it means he could act in any movie regardless of character or plot.
The reason that Pattinson was cast as the lead role
is because Colin Farrell decided to leave the film in order to star in a remake of Total Recall.