The official Cannes selection trailer seems to have taken some inspiration from the work of French enfant terrible Gaspar Noè, featuring a pounding soundtrack, fizzing titles and flashes of some severely screwed-up imagery. Of all of Pattinson's post-Twilight roles, his latest turn as Cosmopolis' millionaire protagonist Eric Packer could be the one to finally establish himself as an actor to take seriously, shedding the romantic gloss for something a lot darker.
With a Cannes premiere now confirmed and a UK release later this year/early 2013 likely thanks to the participation of Pattinson, film fans can expect to see and hear a lot more about Cronenberg's Cosmopolis in the very near future.
The 65th Cannes Film Festival takes place from 16-27 May, 2012. For more of our Cannes 2012 coverage, simply follow this link.