Cannes premieres can sometimes take years to reach theaters worldwide, but we’ve got news today on one that is expected to arrive in just a few months. Entertainment One, or eOne, has picked up the North American rights to David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis. Based on the novel by Don DeLillo, the film stars Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon in the story of a young multi-billionaire named Eric Parker who journeys across Manhattan in his luxurious, hi-tech stretch limo to get a haircut.
With a cast also including Samantha Morton, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti and Kevin Durand, the press release below indicates the company plans to release the film before summer is over in US, Canada and UK. Considering eOne’s lack of distribution experience in the states, we’d have to imagine they’ll link up with a bigger distributor to release this one, but nonetheless we’re excited to be getting new Cronenberg quite soon. If you missed the first clips from this morning, check them out below followed by the press release.
Update: eOne lets us know the film will hit Canadian theaters on June 8th, with a US announcement to hopefully follow soon.
LOS ANGELES/TORONTO/LONDON – MAY 3, 2012 – Entertainment One (“eOne”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired the US and UK distribution rights to COSMOPOLIS in all media, from Paris-based Kinology. As previously announced, eOne will also handle the theatrical release of the film in Canada.
Based on award-winning writer Don DeLillo’s novella of the same name, Cosmopolis is a contemporary thriller about a hedge fund trader who is stalked while his fortune evaporates under the weight of his cynical bets against the survival of the global economy.
Directed by the highly-esteemed and multi-award winning David Cronenberg, the film stars Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche and Paul Giamatti. Cosmopolis is a presentation of Paulo Branco and Martin Katz. The film is produced by Paulo Branco of Alfama Films and Martin Katz of Prospero Pictures and is co-produced by Grégoire Melin of Kinology.
“Cosmopolis is a thought-provoking thriller with the perfect blend of dark humour and irony. It’s a highly-compelling film with an all-star cast. This is certainly an exciting film for the US as we continue to grow our theatrical business, and a great addition to the Canadian and UK slates alike,” said David Reckziegel, President, eOne Films North America. “David Cronenberg’s innovative work continues to blow audiences away. We’re thrilled to have this standout film for three of eOne’s core territories,” added Alex Hamilton, Director, eOne Films UK.
The deal was negotiated by Reckziegel and Hamilton for eOne and Grégoire Melin for Kinology.
Cosmopolis is expected to be in theatres in Canada, the US and this UK later this summer. eOne is looking forward to the Cannes Film Festival and announcing more acquisitions in the coming weeks.
Cosmopolis will premiere at Cannes in a few weeks.
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