In the first teaser for Cosmopolis, we got a brief but frenzied look at star Robert Pattinson as multimillionaire Eric Packer as he takes a limo ride across Manhattan over the course of one day. Now we have the full trailer ahead of the film's debut at the Cannes Film Festival, and we get more of the story. The thrill-seeking Packer wants a haircut, but his journey is fraught with outside disturbances, like a riot and various other violence, including actions perpetrated by the main character himself (I know we saw the image of Packer about the shoot his hand in the teaser, but it still gives me the chills).
The violence in the trailer alone makes me think this movie may be hard to watch for the squeamish, as many David Cronenberg films are. Still, the preview is more than titillating, and I'm interested in seeing Pattinson among this impressive ensemble, which includes Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoche, and Jay Baruchel. And let's be honest — I'm curious about his many sex scenes, which is the other element the trailer is full of, so much so that Packer's wife notes "I can smell sex all over you." Bella would never say that to Edward! Watch the trailer for Cosmopolis when you read more.
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