Pattinson's new film role

The actor will star in new Cronenberg film

Twilight heartthrob Robert Pattinson has landed the starring role in Cosmopolis .

Pattinson will play Eric Packer, a financial genius who puts his personal fortune at risk by betting it against the yen during a particularly chaotic day in the world of finance.

The film, adapted from a Don DeLillo's novel of the same day, will be directed by David Cronenberg and will be released in 2012.

Oscar winner Marion Cotillard , Paul Giamatti and Colin Farrell are rumoured to be co-starring in the movie.


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