TORONTO — Canadian director David Cronenberg is adapting Don DeLillo’s provocative novel Cosmopolis for the big screen.
Cronenberg’s Toronto office says the acclaimed filmmaker has just begun writing a screenplay based on the book and is in talks to direct.
The 2003 novel follows the self-made tycoon Eric Packer as he tries to cross Manhattan in a stretch limo, navigating business deals, chance meetings, sex and violence along the way.
Cronenberg is in talks with the Paris-based production house Alfama Films about a possible co-production with his Toronto company, Antenna Ltd.
Meanwhile, Cronenberg is also in the midst of adapting Robert Ludlum’s spy novel, The Matarese Circle, for the big screen.