From director David Cronenberg (A History of Violence, Dead Ringers, Eastern Promises) and based on the prophetic novel by Don DeLillo, comes COSMOPOLIS, a contemporary thriller that turns into a wild, hypnotic odyssey through our new millennium’s obsessions with power, money, control, information, technology, violence, sex, mortality, revolution, destruction and ultimately, redemption. Available on New Year’s Day 2013, Entertainment One presents this acclaimed 2012 U.S. theatrical release on Blu-ray and DVD, packed with extras including a “Citizens of Cosmopolis” featurette, audio commentary with director Cronenberg and interviews with the cast and crew.
Unfolding in a single cataclysmic day, the story follows Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson, Water For Elephants, The Twilight Saga) – a 28-year old financial whiz kid and billionaire asset manager – as he heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo to get a haircut from his father’s old barber, while remotely wagering his company’s massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. Packer’s luxe trip across the city quickly becomes dizzyingly hellish as he encounters explosive city riots, a parade of provocative visitors, and is thrust into a myriad of intimate encounters. Having started the day with everything, believing he is the future, Packer’s perfectly ordered, doubt-free world is about to implode.
Joining Pattinson in the all-star international cast are Academy Award®-winner Juliette Binoche (Chocolat, The English Patient, Dan in Real Life), Academy Award®-nominees Paul Giamatti (The Ides of March, Sideways, “John Adams”) and Samantha Morton (The Messenger, In America), Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous Method), Cesar-winner Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Kevin Durand (Real Steel), and Jay Baruchel (The Trotsky).
The creative team includes many of Cronenberg’s long-time collaborators, including Director of Photography Peter Suschitzky (A History of Violence), Production Designer Arv Greywal (Lars and the Real Girl), Costume Designer Denise Cronenberg (Eastern Promises), and Composer Howard Shore (The Lord of The Rings trilogy), who wrote original music for COSMOPOLIS in collaboration with Metric and K’Naan. COSMOPOLIS is a Canada-France co-production by Paulo Branco (Mysteries of Lisbon) through Alfama Films Production (Paris) and Martin Katz (Hotel Rwanda) of Prospero Pictures (Toronto).