Cronenberg adapts Cosmopolis

Canadian director David Cronenberg is adapting Don DeLillo’s provocative novel Cosmopolis for the big screen.

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.

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