David Cronenberg (Eastern Promises, History of Violence) will adapt Don DeLillo’s 2003 novel, Cosmopolis, for the big screen. Paulo Branco’s Alfama Films will co-produce with Cronenberg’s Toronto-based Antenna. From CBC Arts:

Cosmopolis, which received mixed reviews for DeLillo upon its release in 2003, tracks an unconventional day in the life of a 28-year-old multimillionaire named Eric Packer.

The story follows Packer, a financial wizard, as he attempts to cross the city in his stretch limo which — for reasons that include a presidential visit, a public protest and a celebrity funeral — gets stuck in Manhattan traffic, and forces him to conduct his business and personal affairs from the vehicle.

CBC also reports that Cronenberg may write and direct an adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s The Matarese Circle, which would star Denzel Washington and Tom Cruise.

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