With production set to being shooting this summer in Toronto, casting on David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis” starring Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, and Mathieu Amalric is wrapping up. Samantha Morton joined the cast last week—via a Robert Pattinson interview—now she’s been confirmed and according to Entertainment One, who is handling the picture’s distribution in Canada, one more has joined the cast: Canadian actress Sarah Gadon.
Known in Canada for the television series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?,” Gadon currently stars on the CBC drama, “The Border.” More importantly she has already worked with Cronenberg landing a smaller role in the filmmaker’s already-shot “A Dangerous Method” where she plays Emma Jung, Carl Jung’s wife. That picture stars Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley and Vincent Cassel.
Gadon will be playing the role of Pattinson’s estranged wife Elise Shifrin.
Based on the novella of the same name by award-winning writer Don DeLillo, in “Cosmopolis,” Pattinson plays Eric Packer, a 28-year-old multi-billionaire finance guru who drives around Manhattan in a high-tech, pimped out limo in order to get a haircut, with many interruptions along the way. The entire movie is set within a 24-hour period and most of it takes place in his limousine. Packer loses a lot of money for his clients by telling them to bet against the yen, and he is then stalked by two men who are out to get him. Seemingly obsessed with sex, Packer spends the day, cheating on his wife and trying to outwit the men that are after him.