Robert Pattinson is Eric Packer in 'Cosmopolis'

Robert Pattinson is Eric Packer in 'Cosmopolis'

Reeling off mulitple wins from the 2011 People’s Choice Awards, Robert Pattinson also has more exciting news.

The 24-year-old actor has taken over the lead role of Eric Packer from Colin Farrell in Cosmopolis, Deadline reports.

Cosmoplis summary: A financial wunderkind, Packer 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. Most of the scenes in the book take place in the limousine that transports Packer from place to place.

Are you excited for Rob‘s new role?

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  • Evie

    I’m so happy that he’s getting REAL roles besides the Twilight saga. He’ actually a good actor when the material he has to work with is decent.

  • Vivien

    He’s a dreadful actor.

  • jamie

    He’s a much better actor than Zac efron, I’ll say.

    I’m glad Pattinson is getting more respect, he deserves it. Hopefully the movie happens and ends up being good.

  • marie

    Very excited go Rob show the haters that you are a good actor

  • diana

    If he’s a dreadful actor, vivian, then he only has one direction to go. That’s up. And I agree with you, jamie, that Rob is a better actor than Zac, who was probably glad that the mightyTwi-vote was split between Robert and Kristen so he could nab the favorite actor under 25 award.

    Very excited about this. Doubt that I read the book, but will definitely check out the movie. Loved the book WFE. Can’t wait to see you as Jacob Jankowski. Not crazy about Twilight, but you deserve the chance to sparkle outside of the saga. You are definitely proving that you have the sense to make good choices for your career.

  • ashleyluv’sdemi

    all i have to say is that he is hot and i love his smile and i soupport him all the way