Robert Pattinson Scores “Cosmopolis” Gig

Posted Thursday January 6, 2011 11:44 AM GMT

He had a banner evening at the 2011 People’s Choice Awards, and now Robert Pattinson has even more to be excited about.

The “New Moon” stud has reportedly snagged the lead role of Eric Packer on the upcoming thriller flick “Cosmopolis.”

Originally, “In Bruges” stud Colin Farrell was supposed to play the part, but Pattinson appears to have gotten the upper hand.

“Cosmopolis” is about a financial wunderkind who risks his entire fortune to bet against the yen on a tumultuous day. His deed puts him in the crosshairs for assassination in a drama that is a study of capitalism in a slightly futuristic metropolis.

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