If the sign of a genuine, global star is the excitement they’re able to generate even before they show up, then Robert Pattinson is that – and then some.
Hot on the heels of news of Pattinson’s upcoming appearance on ABC’s Good Morning America on Wednesday July 15, comes the announcement that the Brit actor will also guest on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show this Monday, August 13.
Irreverent, zeitgeist and hip, TheDaily Show spot is an undeniably smart choice to kick off Cosmopolis’ U.S campaign.
Pattinson will also walk the red carpet at the New York premiere of Cosmopolis on August 13. Legendary director David Cronenberg and the Oscar nominated Paul Giamatti (co-starring with Pattinson) are also confirmed to attend.
Unless other appearances are booked for the weekend before, The Daily Show will be Pattinson’s first public appearance on Cosmopolis’ promotional trail before its release in L.A and New York on August 17 and selected U.S theaters from August 24.
In what’s shaping up to be a packed week, Pattinson and Cronenberg will also drop in at the New York Times’Times Talk Q and A at The Times Center in New York on August 15. Already sold out, the event will be livestreamed.
Contrary to inevitable – and hopeful – media speculation, Pattinson is not expected to discuss recent revelations about Kristen Stewart’s affair with Snow White and The Huntsman director Rupert Sanders, 41. As the actor’s rep told E! News and People last week,
“Cosmopolis is a film that Robert is very proud of and looks forward to supporting.”
The focus, then, of Pattinson’s press appearances will be Cosmopolis and perhaps forthcoming films on his slate.
After its Cannes Film Festival premiere in May Cosmopolis became a critical game changer for the 26-year-old. Despite some divisive reviews, the majority of critics in Cannes – and since – hailed Pattinson’s performance as revelatory.
Comprehensively covered by IQ here, one of the latest reviews from Patrick Kolan at Shotgun Critic judged Pattinson’s turn as the disaffected, billionaire, finance wunderkind Eric Packer to be,
“Robert Pattinson’s hands-down best role. In the hands of a very capable director and a punishing script, Pattinson turns in a performance that channels a young Robert De Niro, New York twang and all,” writes Kolan.
“His performance is so understated and brilliant that, during moments where he breaks through this Wall Street gloss, he comes across as truly unhinged and monstrous. This is a frightening performance in the best ways and points towards a hell of a career ahead for Pattinson.”
“Let them love you. Let them heal you.” Indeed.
Already released in New York and L.A, Cosmopolis will play in these U.S theaters from August 24. Adapted from Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel of the same name, Cosmopolis follows Eric Packer, a disaffected, billionaire financier on 24 wild hours as he crosses an imploding Manhattan in a white limo. Pursued by an anonymous assassin, a pie-provocateur and his own existential demons, Packer’s search for a haircut is really a search for meaning in a world that has none. Paul Giamatti, Juliet Binoche, Samantha Morton, Sarah Gadon, Mathieu Amalric, Emily Hampshire, Patricia McKenzie and Jay Baruchel also star. Distributed by Entertainment One Films U.S.