Whew! We’ve just got done reading the script for Robert Pattinson’s reported new movie Cosmopolis and it is a doozy! The script is full of sex, suspense, and financial turmoil for Rob’s Eric Packer character. And get this — it all centers around Eric’s desire for a haircut! Yup, Rob’s hair is one of the main characters in his new flick.
PLOT: R-Patz plays 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 limosine. Eric 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. Eric curses, cheats on his wife, and seems to have an obsesssion with sex.
•Eric has a strained relationship with his wife, 22-year-old Elise Shifrin. He doesn’t seem to know her very well and often asks her “When are we going to have sex again?”
•Elise didn’t realize Eric’s eyes were blue until after they’d been married for 22 days, apparently he likes to keep his sunglasses on
•He cheats on his wife with Didi Fancher, a 40-year-old “scorched blonde”
•He GETS SHIRTLESS!!! (yay!) And then he drops his pants and goes spread eagle for a doctor’s exam while speaking to his female co-worker who is in the room
•Eric drinks brandy, drops the F-bomb multiple times and gets into fist fights
•He shoots someone while driving around in his limo
•Eric demands he get tasered, but instead drops vodka on his … er, nether regions
NOTABLE LINE: (Eric) “I like your mother. You have your mother’s breasts.” (Elise) “Her Breasts?” (Eric) “Great stand-up t*ts.”
BOTTOM LINE: This film focuses on a darker, misogynstic side of Rob we haven’t seen before. I mean, can you imagine R-Patz as a cheating, drinking, bad-boy? Marion Cotillard and Paul Giamatti have reportedly signed up to star alongside Rob. Does this mean Marion will be playing Rob’s wife? What do you think of that pairing