Robert Pattinson is on the run and fighting for his life and his fortunes in, Cosmopolis  -- sound familiar?!

Although, it sounds much like his roles from past flicks (defending his love Bella in the Twilight saga or jumping from a train in Water For Elephant), it's far from it. Our favorite Hollywood hunk portrays a much darker, more troubled man in the upcoming flick, displaying his acting talents, Robert takes on the role of billionaire asset manager Eric Packer inCosmopolis. In the latest trailer Packer's simple stretch limo ride to get a haircut turns into an odyssey through the streets of Manhattan, during which his life crumbles right before his eyes.

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With his billions dwindling "by the ton" and his wife (played by Sarah Gadon) questioning how he makes his money, Packer confesses, "my personal fortune is in ruins, and there's been an incredible threat on my life. Makes me feel free in a way I've never known."

Cosmopolis is scheduled to hit theaters on August 17 and whether it flops or not, Robert already has one fan..... Kristen Stewart. Kristen saw the flick at the Cannes premiere, saying, "He's so good in it! He's really, really [good]. I don't even know how he [did it]. I couldn't even understand it. It's so good, it's so cool, I'm so proud of him. Thank God."

Could this be the role that finally frees Robert of his Edward stigma?