Thursday, 13 May 2010
Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel ‘Cosmopolis’ depicted a limo ride in the day in the life of multi billionaire. In this day he cheats on his wife, is stalked, deals with traffic jams and looses all of him money.
The book was praised for it’s prose, but mainly received negative reviews compared to his previous novels. However this never stops Hollywood.
I mean making a movie mainly from the inside of a limo would be a challenge, and for better or for worse Hollywood always wants to rise to a challenge (I say challenge, you say gimmick).
Colin Farrell has signed on in the lead role (hey, he starred in a movie set in a phone booth – a limo has more space) and Marion Cotillard has signed on to play his wife.
These are two actors who are having a very good run of things lately.
Whatever I may think of the plot is quickly forgiven when I find out who is on writing and directing duties.
Yes ladies and gentlemen, expect this to be very dark indeed.