Colin Farrell & Marion Cotillard Join Cronenberg's 'Cosmopolis'
by Ethan Anderton
May 12, 2010
Despite the fact that David Cronenberg hasn't even started shooting his adaptation of The Talking Cure, which is now known as A Dangerous Method, that hasn't stopped him from casting his gestating adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel Cosmopolis as Variety reports Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard have signed on to star. The story (adapted by Cronenberg himself) revolves around a multi-millionaire asset manager (Farrell) who crosses the whole of Manhattan in a stretch limo just for a haircut, but wouldn't you know, he's delayed by a presidential motorcade, anti-globalization demonstrations, and a celebrity funeral. This sounds great.
Taking place over a 24-hour period, in the midst of his pursuit of this haircut, this hot shot attempts to run business as usual from his limo but his finances are thrown into chaos as a bet he makes against the value of the yen blows up in his face. It's like Phone Booth in a limo, but with more sex (yes, he has time for some cheeky fun on his journey) and plenty of craziness that all takes place inside the luxurious car. Cotillard will play Farrell's wife who, in the novel, has only been married to him for 22 days. This sounds like one hell of a wild ride and a great role for Farrell, who will be very busy in the coming years, with his recent casting in the Fright Night remake and Horrible Bosses, too. Sadly, Cosmopolis won't start shooting until March 2011.