Cronenberg said he is very proud of choosing Pattinson for the lead role. “Rob is a wonderful actor and I think he will surprise more than a few,” said Cronenberg. “Because he’s young, handsome and the star of the “Twilight Saga”, some people have come to the unfair conclusion that he is a bad actor. I am well aware of that. But I can assure you that he is incredible and a very hard worker. I can’t wait to work with him again. In fact, I even told him I would love to cast him alongside Viggo Mortensen in the future.”
He also said that Pattinson fans will be excited to see this film. “The moment we confirmed Rob had been cast in ‘Cosmopolis’ everyone started talking about it. I can only hope the public and the critics will like it,” he said. ‘On the other hand, those only watching it because they are ‘Twihards’ risk being disappointed. But fans of Rob will love ‘Cosmopolis.’ Once you love an actor, you should be open to appreciating all of their work.”
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