Jay Baruchel is the latest to join the cast of David Cronenberg's Cosmopolis.

The project is an adaptation of Don DeLillo's novel of the same name. The story centers around Robert Pattinson's Eric Packer, a billionaire who risks his entire financial fortune, cheats on his wife, and is pursued by a stalker within a 24-hour time frame. Jay Baruchel will play the timid founder of a financial firm that Packer works at, who also acts as Packer's conscious.

David Cronenberg will direct from his own adapted screenplay. Production is scheduled to start in Toronto on May 24.