Giamatti Up For Cronenberg’s “Cosmopolis”

Paul Giamatti is in active discussions to appear in David Cronenberg’s adaptation of Don DeLillo’s novel “Cosmopolis” which also stars Colin Farrell and Marion Cotillard according to The Playlist.

The story is set across a 24-hour period and takes place almost entirely within a limousine which is making its way slowly through a city due to several events (including a presidential visit) keeping traffic at a standstill.

Colin Farrell would play a newlywed billionaire who cheats on his wife (Marion Cotillard), finds himself being stalked, attacked by a protester, and slowly losing his massive fortune.

Giamatti’s role wasn’t disclosed but is likely to be either said stalker, or the ‘darker villain’ behind the swindle. No production schedule is set as those involved have various commitments well into next year.