Colin Farrell is tackling major roles left and right today. Earlier this morning we reported that he landed the coveted gig of the sexy vampire in DreamWorks’ Fright Night remake and now he’s signed on to star in director David Cronenberg’s upcoming film, Cosmopolis. Farrell won’t be alone because according to Variety, Oscar winner Marion Cotillard will be his leading lady.
The film will follow a multimillionaire on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan. Farrell will play the asset manager who loses all his wealth over the course of one day and Cotillard will play his wife. Cosmopolis is based on the Don DeLillo’s novel of the same name and has been adapted for the screen by Cronenberg. Production is scheduled to run from March to May in Toronto and New York.
Cosmopolis is Cronenberg’s next project after he completes work on A Dangerous Method, which stars Keira Knightly and Viggo Mortensen. Cronenberg always gets the most intense actors to work with him so it will be interesting to see how well he gets along with Farrell. Cotillard has already had her fair chair of intense bosses with her latest being Inception’s Christopher Nolan so this is nothing new to her.
What do you think of Farrell and Cotillard headlining Cronenberg’s latest film? What do you think of the premise?