“A Look Back” is a series of posts we here at Caughtonset.com feature weekly. It’s as simple as the title makes it sound. Each Friday we will take “A Look Back” to the set of a newly released film. Look at pictures from the set today, then watch the movie tonight.
In this week's edition of "A Look Back," we take a look back at the making of Cosmopolis which stars Robert Pattinson, Julitte Binoch, Paul Giamatti and Sarah Gadon. Although the film is set in New York City, it was actually shot in Toronto, Canada. As excited as I am to see this David Cronenberg written and directed movie, I may be one of very few as Cosmopolis opens in only 3 theaters nationwide.
PICTURES: Check our more on the Look Back page
The real heavyweights being released this week include The Expendables 2, Paranorman, Sparkle and The Odd Life of Timothy Green. The action star packed sequel Expendables 2 appears to be the favorite to top the box office this weekend. As many of the famed action stars of the first film return in their same roles, or larger ones for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis, they hope is that the newest editions will make this even more of a money maker than the 2010 original. Adding Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Liam Hemsworth to any action movie can't be all bad. I'm actually a little excited to see this even though I, like most other movie goers, didn't really care for the original.
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David Cronenberg and Robert Pattinson
Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame was recently seen on the set of David Cronenberg's latest film, Cosmopolis in New York's Manhattan neighborhood. Cosmopolis is quite a strange story:
"Riding across Manhattan in a stretch limo in order to get a haircut, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager's day devolves into an odyssey with a cast of characters that start to tear his world apart."
PICTURES: Check out more on the Robert Pattinson page
I'm not sure how interesting going to get a haircut can be, but the film is set to make it's debut at the Cannes Film Festival which always means good things. With Cronenberg's history of movies we can expect numerous twists and turns. The drama also stars Paul Giamatti, Juliette Binoch and Jay Baruchel.
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Kristen Stewart is spotted on the set of Cosmopolis in Toronto last week (July 7).
Kristen's not actually in Cosmopolis - she was just stopping by set to see her boyfriend Robert Pattinson. Check out the Robert Pattinson page for tons of pics of him on set.
According to reports, Kristen also brought the couple's dog Bear, which they rescued earlier this year. Robert told a German newspaper in May that it was tough settling on just one dog: "Thank God that Kristen was with me. So we just adopted one dog. A mutt. We called him Bear."
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Robert Pattinson is spotted on the set of his new film Cosmopolis in Toronto last week (June 29). The sexy star was seen posing for pictures and signing autographs for some fans. What a good guy!
Don't miss the Robert Pattinson page for more pics of Rob on the set of films like Cosmopolis, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, and Water for Elephants.
Twilight director Chris Weitz told the Philippine Daily Inquirer that he hopes the three leads in the film (Robert, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner) can keep handling the immense fame the film franchise has brought them:
"They're going to need to handle this last tsunami of publicity and distinguish themselves in other films. I want to see them succeed. I want to see them retain their essential humanity. I like them very much. What I also wish for them are happy lives that aren't impinged on too much by the downside of the great things that have happened to them."
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Robert Pattinson is spotted on the set of Cosmopolis in Toronto on Tuesday (June 28).
Pattinson plays a billionaire who loses his fortune and new wife all in one day. Judging by his attire, the scenes filmed Tuesday must take place in the film after he loses all of his money.
In the past few years, Robert has turned into one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Shia LaBeouf, who stars in this weekend's big release Transformers: Dark of the Moon, told Italy's Un'Intervista magazine that he's glad his fame hasn't reached the level of Robert's:
"Popularity is like a drug. I would not want the worldwide popularity of Robert Pattinson or Justin Bieber. Even if you don't reach those levels, it's hard not to feel at least a little almighty."
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Robert Pattinson is spotted leaving his trailer on the set of Cosmopolis in Toronto on Tuesday (June 21). Rico suave!
Don't miss the Cosmopolis page for more pics of Rob on the set of this upcoming film.
Could we see Rob playing Jeff Buckley in an upcoming biopic? There's actually two films in the works about the singer/songwriter (Penn Badgley is starring in one), and Robert's being considered for a role in the other. The as-yet-titled project's producers Michelle Sy and Orian Williams told E!:
"Rob has expressed interest in the project and we did meet with him. There are some actors who make sense, but it's easier to believe when it's more of an unknown. We're exploring all options, everyone from big name actors to newcomers to musicians.
"In real life Jeff was a goofball, his friends told us to look for a young Jim Carey. But we just want to find the right person with the right soul."
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Robert Pattinson is seen getting an impromptu styling session on the set of his new film Cosmopolis at Union Station in Toronto on Sunday (June 12). The Twilight star was looking all business in his hip suit and cool shades.
Don't miss the Cosmopolis page for more pics from set.
Are Robert and his girlfriend Kristen Stewart walking down the aisle soon? Robert's not saying, but in an interview with Heat magazine, the suave star revealed some details about his dream wedding:
"I imagine it to be pretty simple. It's not exactly my style to fly in 500 different celebrities from around the world. My best friends now are the same best friends I had before everything got a little crazy. I would want it to just be family and close friends, not somebody I've said hello to once at an awards ceremony. The weather in LA is great, but if I were to get married, I think I would like to do so back home."
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