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Robert Pattinson To Star In 'Cosmopolis'

First Posted: 01/06/11 10:20 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:25 PM ET

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Robert Pattinson: From vampire to financial whiz kid?

The 24-year old Brit has put together a list of very different roles in his brief and meteoric career thus far -- wizard, vampire, circus entertainer -- and now he's adding billionaire to the list. Deadline reports that the actor has signed on to play the lead in the upcoming film, 'Cosmopolis.'

Pattinson will play Eric Packer, a 28-year old financial genius that zooms around Manhattan, dodging assassination attempts and other disasters and events after putting his entire fortune on the line in a bet on the Japanese Yen. Interestingly, most of the scenes will take place in his limo.

The film is based on the best selling nove by Don DeLillo. Paul Giamatti and Marion Cotillard are reportedly set to join him in the cast; David Cronenberg adapted the book to screen and is set to direct.

Pattinson can next be seen in the film 'Water For Elephants,' co-starring with Reese Witherspoon and Christoph Walz. He plays a circus employee that's fallen for Witherspoon's character, the wife of dictatorial circus head Walz. It's based on a best selling novel of the same name. Watch the trailer below.

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