'Cosmopolis' Star Robert Pattinson Set For Livestream Chat Event

"Cosmopolis" star Robert Pattinson and director Cronenberg will sit down Wed. Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. ET for a New York Times chat with millions worldwide.

Safe bet, the conversation doesn't remain tightly tethered to the star-director pairing's Aug. 17- premiering drama.

As it stands, Summit Entertainment has tied Pattinson's hands this October to the cheating heart of his estranged girlfriend and co-star Kristen Stewart, in the interest of pimping Nov. 16th's "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2."

Conversely, Stewart has reportedly been banned from the Aug. 15 New York premiere of Pattinson's film, allegedly in the interest of keeping her from cornering him to further discuss her publicly admitted affair with her married "Snow White and the Huntsman" director, Rupert Sanders.

After booting Stewart from the pair's home in the wake of the revelation, he's reportedly shown no interest in conversing with her to a greater extent than some rumored tense text messages, and has kept a generally low profile. The same day as the Livestream-New York Times event, he'll be making his highest-profile appearance since the scandal's beginning with a "Good Morning America" sit-down on ABC.

In the meantime, the affair might just generate more interest in the small-budget indie simply by virtue of Pattinson's name being so prominently attached. The story is a significant departure from his breakout as "Twilight" icon Edward Cullen: he plays a 28-year-old billionaire whose life falls apart at its seams - in an uncomfortable parallel, right down to a collapsing marriage - over the course of a single limo ride across Manhattan for a simple haircut.

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