PARIS — Canadian filmmaker David Cronenberg will bring Don DeLillo’s novel “Cosmopolis” to the big screen, the film’s producer said Friday. Paulo Branco’s Paris-based production house Alfama Films will co-produce with Cronenberg’s Toronto Antenna Ltd. “Cosmopolis,” which has yet to be cast, will tell DeLillo’s story of a 28 year-old billionaire who crosses Manhattan for a haircut. The film is set to start shooting in 2010 in New York and Toronto. “Cosmopolis” is DeLillo’s 13th novel published in 2003 by Scribner.The Hollywood Reporter: “David Cronenberg takes on ‘Cosmopolis’” by Rebecca Leffler, July 24, 2009.
Read more about DeLillo’s Cosmopolis. Read an excerpt from the book on the publisher’s site. About DeLillo: “Literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American novelists of his time, along with Thomas Pynchon, Philip Roth, and Cormac McCarthy” (Wikipedia). Not suprisingly, DeLillo stated that he rather not react to such a designation.
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