Archive for 7/1/12 - 8/1/12

New Pictures + Video of Rob in NYC Tonight - 8-14-12

More from this day posted here

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New Rob and David Cronenberg Interview with Moviefone

Considering the anti-capitalist bent in this film, I thought it was ironic that you two were ringing the bell of the NYSE this morning.

David Cronenberg: It was a much more surreal experience than I thought it was going to be. I thought, Yeah, we’re visiting the scene of the crime now, and it’s going to be kind of cathartic to ring the alarm bell.

Robert Pattinson: I am curious to know if anyone had actually seen the movie or had any idea what it was about.

DC: Yeah! And [people there] seemed so excited about the movie and so excited about us and were very sweet and friendly. Yet it’s such a completely different world. It’s so familiar to them. I think they think everybody knows all about what they do. And I think the infamy and fame of stock traders and fraud only enhances the idea for them, that everybody knows what’s going on. But once you’re there you realize “Oh my god. I don’t understand anything at all.” But it was a very interesting, and I would say ironic [opportunity]. To use that moment, ringing the bell to open the Stock Exchange, for “Cosmopolis,” it was very strange. Were we selling out? I don’t know [laughs]. They gave us little medals!

Rob, you mentioned on "The Daily Show" about how “Cosmopolis” is almost physically impossible to explain to people. So how do you explain it to yourself? Can you even explain it?

RP: The last interview [I did], I just started projecting things. I literally just used that as therapy sessions [laughs]. I didn’t really know what I was talking about.

DC: I was in shock! I never heard him say those things.

RP: [Laughs] I just [realized] that the movie was about things that I’ve said it’s not about. So I have no idea what I am talking about. It’s funny, my initial thought about [the film] was that the script was funny. It’s kind of a sad comedy. The first time I watched the movie, I was shocked by how sad it was. And then you start promoting [the film], and everyone else is saying it’s about capitalism [and] has all these deeper meanings, so then you start following that road. Then I [say to myself] “Interesting, that’s interesting. I should talk about it in an interesting way.” I mean, I always knew it was interesting but you kind of...It’s like looking at a rock. It can be anything.

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New Rob and David Cronenberg Interview with TIME

Eric Packer, the icily charismatic asset manager played by Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis, does a great many interesting things in a single, fateful day. In his white stretch limousine, he attempts to traverse Manhattan in gridlock traffic amid violent Occupy-like protests, and all in search of a haircut. He forfeits hundreds of millions of dollars in a suicidal currency-speculation bid. He enjoys afternoon sex with a comely security specialist wearing a body-armor vest with a stun gun on hand. He also has sex with Juliette Binoche. He also endures a weirdly erotic prostate exam while staring into the eyes of a sweaty associate. He gets a pie in the face from a “pastry assassin” who travels with a crew of paparazzi. He is stalked by an actual would-be assassin as well.

So much to talk about! But overshadowing Pattinson’s press tour for Cosmopolis—directed by the great David Cronenberg and adapted from Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel—is the recent tabloid frenzy surrounding his breakup with Twilight costar Kristen Stewart. (The final film in the Twilight franchise is out in November.) TIME sat down with Cronenberg and Pattinson—fresh-faced, sweet, totally affable, smoking an electronic cigarette— in Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood the day after the New York City premiere of Cosmopolis. We mostly stayed on topic, if occasionally tiptoeing awkwardly around the heartbroken vampire-elephant in the room.

TIME: Cosmopolis was published in the first year of the war in Iraq, and in a wave of novels that were all described as being “post–Sept. 11” in one way or other, but now the story maps on remarkably well to Occupy Wall Street and other protest movements around the world in 2011. David, at what point did you encounter the book, and when did you know it was a movie?

David Cronenberg: It was about three years ago, and the attraction wasn’t that the novel was prescient or because of its historical place. It was the characters, the dialogue, the intensity, the humor—it’s constantly funny. I wasn’t looking to make any kind of statement. Inevitably, though, if you’re making something with integrity, it will say something about the time it’s being made in. When the novel came out, people were saying, “All this demonstrating-on-Wall-Street stuff isn’t very convincing.” Now it’s obvious.

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New Short Rob Interview with E! from Cosmopolis NYC Premiere

More of Rob's interview at at (0:28, 2:35 and 3:25) and Sarah Gadon talks about Rob at 0:53 & Cronenberg at 1:52 via

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New Pictures of Rob in NYC Today

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Rob to Play Young Lawrence of Arabia in Herzog's 'Queen'

From Variety (Via):

Just days before "Cosmopolis" opens in limited release, star Robert Pattinson has joined the cast of Werner Herzog's indie "Queen of the Desert," which will star Naomi Watts as English writer Gertrude Bell.

Pic will chronicle Bell's life as a writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and political attache for the British Empire. One of the first women to graduate from Oxford at the turn of the 20th century, she traveled through the Middle East, defining the borders of Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

Pattinson is attached to play T.E. Lawrence, a British Army officer whose writing earned him international fame as Lawrence of Arabia, on whom David Lean's classic 1962 epic is based. Lawrence was a good friend to Bell over the years, as the duo helped establish the Hashemite dynasties in Jordan and Iraq.

Cassian Elwes and Nick Raslan (Herzog's "Rescue Dawn") are producing the pic, which is aiming to start production in late fall.

Outside of the "Twilight" franchise that catapulted him to fame, Pattinson has avoided blockbusters to work on challenging indie projects with acclaimed directors. After wrapping Francis Lawrence's adaptation of "Water for Elephants" and the lusty period pic "Bel Ami," Pattinson chose to work with David Cronenberg on "Cosmopolis," which opens Friday. Thesp is set to star opposite Guy Pearce in David Michod's Aussie drama "The Rover," as well as the indie thriller "Mission: Blacklist," which chronicles the hunt for Saddam Hussein.

Pattinson is repped by WME, 3 Arts Entertainment, Curtis Brown Group and attorney Robert Offer.

From THR (Via):

Robert Pattinson is attached to play Lawrence of Arabia in Queen of the Desert, Werner Herzog’s biopic of Gertrude Bell.

Naomi Watts is starring as Bell described as the female Lawrence of Arabia for the impact the English woman had in the Middle East and her work in establishing what would become the modern framework for Jordan and Iraq. She was an explorer, writer, archeologist and political attache and during World War I, worked for British Intelligence.

Pattinson will play T.E. Lawrence, the archeologist-turned-British Army officer who played key roles in Middle Eastern revolutions in the same time period and became close friends with Bell. Peter O'Toole portrayed the explorer in the 1962 classic.

Herzog wrote the screenplay. Nick Raslan is producing with Cassian Elwes.

A fall shoot in Jordan and England is being eyed.

The move keeps Pattinson firmly in the world of independent film. One of the world’s most recognizable stars, the actor is this week promoting Cosmopolis, his drama directed by David Cronenberg. He is set to star with Guy Pearce in the post-apocalyptic indie The Rover as well as Mission: Blacklist, an indie thriller about Saddam Hussein’s capture.

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New Rob Interview with Extra from Cosmopolis NYC Premiere

Via: AdeleStew

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Preview of New Rob Interview with Showbiz Tonight from Cosmopolis NYC Press Junket

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New Rob Interview with Movie Bytes from Cosmopolis NYC Premiere

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New Rob Interview with ET Online from Cosmopolis NYC Premiere + Giamatti, Cronenberg, Sarah and Emily Hampshire Talk About Rob

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New Rob Interview from Cosmopolis NYC Premiere + David and Sarah Talk About Working with Rob

Rob talks about working with David, on a smaller movie at 1:01
Cronenberg talks about Rob's intuition and instincts as an actor at 0:48
Sarah Gadon talks about working with Rob at 2:30

The other part of Rob's interview is the same as the AP one

Via RPLife

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Lots More HQ Pictures of Rob at Cosmopolis NYC Premiere + Videos

Click here for our master post with more pictures - Close to 500 pics on this post.

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New Picture of Rob from Cosmopolis NYC Press Junket

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On the Road to be at Toronto International Film Festival

This year's event runs from September 6-16

Ticket packages are now available for purchase by cash, debit, or online at, by phone at 416-599-TIFF or toll free at 1-888-599-8433 (10 AM to 7 PM daily), or in person at the TIFF Box Office at Reitman Square, 350 King Street West (10 AM to 10 PM daily).

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Robsten Support Message of the Day~'Don't Ever Look Back' from @InvincibleRK

"The course of true love never did run smooth". - William Shakespeare

Rob did an excellent job promoting 'Cosmopolis'. Some people assume his bright smile and laughs at Jon Stewart's breakup jokes were a sign that him and Kristen are over. I'm forever an optimist and always a dreamer.

Video from Robstenville

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Rob and David Cronenberg at NYSE Opening Bell Ringing

Rob and Cronenberg ringing the bell at NYSE- HQ pics, videos and more.

Official Video

Longer video

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New Rob Interview with The Associated Press from Cosmopolis NYC Premiere

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New Rob Interview with Reuters from Cosmopolis NYC Premiere

The 26-year-old actor swiftly walked the red carpet, guided by two publicists who only allowed two questions per reporter. Upon the British native's arrival to the premiere, fans from around the world crowded the sidewalk with just the hope of getting a glimpse of the star. Pattinson joked about how he felt about the self-proclaimed "Rob-ssesed" fans waiting for his arrival. "Fear, absolute terror," he said with a smile. "It's great - I didn't expect it from the first 'Twilight' movie, I never expected my life to be like this and so it's kind of weird to have lasted. And for people to come to movies that I'm really like proud of and I didn't really think anyone's going to see, I mean it's like, it's kind of amazing," he added. In "Cosmopolis" Pattinson plays a ruthless billionaire on a journey to self-destruction, which is a departure from his "Twilight" character, Edward.

Pattinson said the role just sort of fell into his lap. "I read the script about a year before and then I got sent it again - just a straight offer and it's with Cronenberg, so I was like (looks amazed). And the only thing, I was scared to do it I thought I wasn't going to be good enough so like," Pattinson told Reuters. Director David Cronenberg said he had no doubts about Pattinson's ability to adapt into a New Yorker for the film. "Cosmopolis" will premiere in New York and Los Angeles on August 17th and nationwide on August 25th.

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New Rob Interview from Cosmopolis NYC Premiere

Interview starts around 0:45

YT thanks @veronicaspuffy

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Rob on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show

HD screencaps under the cut.

Rob's interview at 11:20

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New Rob Interview with MTV from Cosmopolis NYC Premiere

Daily motion video under the cut.
You can download it from HERE (thanks veronicaspuffy)

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New Rob Interview with Access Hollywood + Paul Giamatti Talks About Rob from Cosmopolis NYC Premiere

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Cosmopolis Premiere

Rob at the premiere of his new film, Cosmopolis.

HQ and MQ pics, fan pics, videos and zips all under the cut. 

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Florabotanica Ad now in HQ


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New/Old Pictures of Kristen on the set of 'Speak'

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2 New Cosmopolis Stills

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David Cronenberg Talks About Rob with Estado

He talks about Rob at 2:57


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Rob and David Cronenberg to Ring the Opening Bell at New York Stock Exchange Tomorrow

Actor Robert Pattinson and Writer-Director David Cronenberg Ring the NYSE Opening Bell on 8/14

9:29AM ET/ 6:29AM PT 2:29PM BST / 3:29PM CET | Livestream (Via)


On Tuesday, August 14, actor Robert Pattinson and writer-director David Cronenberg will visit the New York Stock Exchange and ring The Opening BellSM to promote Cronenberg’s latest film, COSMOPOLIS. Pattinson, aka Eric Packer, plays the lead role in the film based on the 2003 novel by Don DeLillo. COSMOPOLIS premieres in Manhattan on August 13th,opens in New York and L.A. on August 17th and nationwide on August 24th.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
NYSE Security Checkpoint/Tent at corner of Exchange Place and Broad Street

9:00 a.m. Media escorted into the building
9:30 a.m. The Opening Bell rings/photo ops on the trading floor

Movie Synopsis:
From director David Cronenberg (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, DEAD RINGERS, THE FLY, EASTERN PROMISES) and based on the prophetic novel by Don DeLillo, comes COSMOPOLIS, a contemporary thriller that turns into a wild, hypnotic odyssey through our new millennium’s obsessions with power, money, control, information, technology, violence, sex, mortality, revolution, destruction and ultimately, redemption.

Unfolding in a single cataclysmic day, the story follows Eric Packer (Robert Pattinson) – a 28-year old financial whiz kid and billionaire asset manager – as he heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo to get a haircut from his father’s old barber, while remotely wagering his company’s massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. Packer’s luxe trip across the city quickly becomes dizzyingly hellish as he encounters explosive city riots, a parade of provocative visitors, and is thrust into a myriad of intimate encounters. Having started the day with everything, believing he is the future, Packer’s perfectly ordered, doubt-free world is about to implode. Produced by Paulo Branco and Martin Katz, COSMOPOLIS also stars Juliette Binoche, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric, Jay Baruchel, Kevin Durand, K’Naan, Emily Hampshire with Samantha Morton and Paul Giamatti. COSMOPOLIS will be opening in New York at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema and the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center on August 17th.

For photos and video of the bell ringing, connect with NYSE Euronext on Facebook (NYSE Euronext-Official Site), YouTube (nysetv1), and Twitter (@NYSEEuronext), #NYSEBell.

Full press release at NYSE | Via: RPLife

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New Cosmopolis Clip + Paul Giamatti Talks About Rob on GMA

New clip at 1:28 and Paul talks about Rob at 2:15

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Robsten Support Message of the Day

“When the world says, “Give up,” Hope whispers, ‘Try it one more time.’”- Anon
The lovely ladies of Chile made this Robsten support video. We agree 100% Together, seperate. We are here for them!

Video from ImYourWildGirl

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Rob to be on MTV First on August 16th

Yay MTV will have an exclusive sit down with Rob to talk about Cosmopolis. We're so excited because we love Josh and we're sure he'll make him feel comfortable. Exciting :)

Hey Robert Pattinson fans, are you ready for a chat with your favorite actor? MTV News has got you covered with "MTV First: Robert Pattinson."

Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 16, when Pattinson will premiere a new clip from his upcoming and buzzworthy film "Cosmopolis" on MTV at 7: 49 p.m. ET. Immediately following the on-air premiere, Pattinson will sit down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz for a 30-minute interview on Fans can join in on the fun by submitting questions beginning today through or via Twitter using @MTVNews and the hash-tag #AskRob.


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New Site Banner to support the premiere of Cosmopolis

We are changing to a new Cosmopolis banner to support Rob and the premiere of his new film, 'Cosmopolis'. For those of you that may be new to the blog; this is something we've been doing for a while to support the upcoming films of Rob and Kristen. We'll be back to our usual Rob and Kristen banner in a few days. We hope you like it -- thanks @Karenxan :)

We're excited to see Rob at the premiere of 'Cosmopolis'. He will be doing some promotion for it all week. You can see his scheduled appearances on the side bar and we'll be updating everything here as well.

  • The premiere will be at 7:30PM ET | 4:30PM PT - (No live stream available as of now)
  • Rob will be on 'The Daily Show' today at: 11PM ET | 10PM  8PM PT - Live Stream - here | via

Cosmopolis is opening August 17 in NYC and LA and everywhere else on August 24. Make sure to go out and support his movie.

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Chloe Moretz Mentions Kristen

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Vanessa Seward, Creative Director of Azzaro, Mentions Kristen

"Kristen Stewart wore Azzaro once, but I'd love to dress her for a movie."

Via: malenacasey

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Florabotanica Display at a Presentation in Austria

Details from this site:

- It was a private 'Florabotanica' presentation, for international blogs.
- Nicolas Ghesquière was there.
- The presentation was held on August 1st.
- New launch date: October 22
- The black and white striped on the cap, which continues inside the bottle, refer to a quote from Francisco Goya (favorite painter of Cristobal Balenciaga):
"In nature there is only black and white."

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New/Old HQ Pictures of Rob at Water for Elephants Berlin Premiere

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