The latest film from a resurgent David Cronenberg played to great reviews at Cannes, where it debuted earlier this year. It is further evidence that Cronenberg is one of the most interesting directors working today.
Whether it is a keen choice of subject matter (Maps to the Stars centres on the black hole of celebrity) or his newly found muse (take another bow Mr. Pattison) there’s little doubt of his potency and relevance. Here’s the new trailer for Map to the Stars, a synopsis is below but check out the beautifully held images on show.
John Cusack, Olivia Williams and Mia Wasikowska complete the cast along with Pattison and the film’s lead Julianne Moore.
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The Weiss family are an archetypical Hollywood dynasty – Dr Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a psychotherapist whose self-help books have made him a fortune. His wife Cristina (Olivia Williams) is the overbearing mom-ager of their thirteen-year old son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a prodigious child star fresh out of drug rehab and their estranged daughter Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) has recently been released from a psychiatric hospital. Agatha is now back in Hollywood making friends with a wannabe actor/writer limo driver named Jerome (Robert Pattinson) and with a new job as PA to one of Stafford’s clients – the neurotic and tempestuous actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), whose dream of reprising her dead mother’s starring role from the 1960s is beginning to haunt her.