Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg has lined up government funding for his upcoming star-studded thriller "Cosmopolis."
Telefilm Canada announced Thursday it has invested $2.7 million into the movie, which is based on the novel by Don DeLillo.
Robert Pattinson of "Twilight" fame stars as a billionaire asset manager on a 24-hour odyssey across Manhattan.
Cameras recently started rolling on the film in Toronto and some "Twilight" fans have stood around the set for hours trying to catch a glimpse of Pattinson.
The 40-day shoot will run through mid-July in Toronto.
"David Cronenberg is the definitive Canadian artist, who despite receiving many tempting offers to move to Hollywood, has remained in Canada to practice his craft," Carolle Brabant, Telefilm executive director, said in a news release.
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