Cosmopolis Update: More Casting News

From CosmopolisFilm "The much anticipated (and polled) roles of Jane Melman and Torval have been cast! On the Official Cosmopolis website, Emily Hampshire and Kevin Durand take on the important roles and we are SO happy to have faces to our favorite characters. Patricia McKenzie’s role remains unnamed, but our bets are on Kendra, what do you think?

All three actors hail from Canada and are relatively unknown. Last year Emily and Patricia stared together in the thriller Die. Kevin Durand has most recently appeared in I Am Number Four and starred last year as Little John in Ridley Scott’s Robin Hood." via Cosmopolis-film

And yesterday, April 6, 2011Deadline confirmed Jay Baruchel as Shiner. "Baruchel has joined Robert Pattinson in the David Cronenberg-directed Cosmopolis. Pattinson plays a financial wiz kid who puts his life in danger by betting his entire fortune against the yen on a tumultous day in the adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel. Baruchel plays the shy guy who founded the company, and who acts as the trader’s conscience. Shiner is described as “Eric’s Chief of Technology, small and boy faced. Wears a faded shirt and jeans and sits in a masturbatory crouch.”


Update bLarry411 As of April 13th
STATUS: May 25
LOCATION: Toronto - New York
PRODUCER: Paulo Branco - Martin Katz - Renee Tab WRITER/DIRECTOR: David Cronenberg
PM: Joseph Boccia - Robin Reelis
CAST: Robert Pattinson - Paul Giamatti - Juliette Binoche - Mathieu Amalric - Samantha Morton - Sarah Gadon - Jay Baruchel - Kevin Durand
It is an April day in the year 2000 and an era is about to end. The booming times of market optimism -- when the culture boiled with money and
corporations seemed more vital and influential than governments -- are poised to crash. Eric Packer (Pattinson), a billionaire asset manager at age
twenty-eight, emerges from his penthouse triplex and settles into his lavishly customized white stretch limousine. Today he is a man with two
missions: to pursue a cataclysmic bet against the yen and to get a haircut across town. Stalled in traffic by a presidential motorcade, a music idol's
funeral, and a violent political demonstration, Eric receives a string of visitors -- experts on security, technology, currency, finance, and a few sexual partners -- as the limo sputters toward an increasingly uncertain future. Based on the novel by Don DeLillo. (May 25 – July 24)