Earlier this week, Paul Giamatti was at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival to support his film, “Win Win,” a title that also aptly describes another flick the recent Golden Globe-winner has on his horizon: “Cosmopolis.”
Why is “Win Win” so fitting a description of Giamatti’s participation in “Cosmopolis”? Well, he gets work with director David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson, of course!
After Giamatti, who stood with his “Win Win” costar Bobby Cannavale, admitted he was “not sure” when production on “Cosmopolis” would come together, there was one thing that was certain: he’d get to work with the “dreamiest man alive.”
“I get to stalk him,” a deadpan Giamatti said of getting to work on a set with R-Pattz. While Giamatti (who also divulged to MTV about his part in the highly anticipated “Hangover 2″) said he hasn’t yet met Pattinson he claimed (though quite possibly tracing the slightest hint of sarcasm there) to have seen the “Twilight” films.
As Pattinson explained to MTV News recently, he signed onto the project “basically because of Cronenberg.” “I said yes as soon as he called,” he added. “It’s scary, though. It’s an interesting script.“
“Cosmopolis,” based on the novel of the same name by Don DeLillo, is about a billionaire asset manager (Pattinson) who has a very bizarre day in Manhattan. Marion Cotillard was originally set to play Pattinson’s wife in the film, but has since dropped out of the project. Kiera Knightley is now being rumored to take over the part.