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Robert Pattinson's Leading Role

Robert Pattinson is replacing Colin Farrel in David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis

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In his first post-Twilight leading-man role, 24-year-old Robert Pattinson is replacing Colin Farrel in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis.

Adapted from Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel, the story takes place in New York over the course of one dramatic day. Pattinson will play the 28-year-old multi-billionaire Eric Packer, who encounters a variety of interruptions as he drives across Manhattan to get a haircut .

Between the critically-acclaimed Cronenberg and the literary mastermind DeLillo, this film is much more cerebral than the franchise that made Pattinson a household name. If he pulls it off, the British actor is sure to avoid any future typecasting as a vampire heartthrob.