Citing the ever popular Hollywood catch-all for abandoning a project, actress Marion Cotillard (“Inception”) has said goodbye to David Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis”, his big-screen adaptation of the Don DeLillo novel. She is also rumored to be pregnant, so that might have something to do with it, too.
Keira Knightley, meanwhile, is rumored to be up as Cotillard’s replacement, though that’s unconfirmed.
This isn’t the first time Cronenberg’s movie has lost a leading player. Recently, Colin Farrell jumped ship (some say in order to shoot the “Total Recall” remake) and was replaced by “Twilight’s” Rob Pattinson. So if Knightley does get the gig, it would certainly look like the film has gotten much, much younger.
“Cosmopolis” focuses on a day-in-the-life of one Eric Packer (Pattinson), a 28-year old “New Economy billionaire” who is trying to get through Manhattan in his stretch limo in order to get a haircut at his father’s old barber. His seemingly innocuous quest, alas, is hindered by a presidential visit, an attack by anarchists, a rapper’s funeral, and various other outside factors.