We still don’t know exactly when David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire Maps to the Stars will be landing stateside, but it’s still very high on our list of films to see. Boasting a stellar cast in addition to a script by Bruce Wagner (a writer renowned for his biting views on the entertainment industry), it has the potential to be one of Cronenberg’s most exciting films in years. Now, a UK trailer for Maps to the Stars has popped up online, giving us another look at the movie.
John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird and Mia Wasikowska star as members of a powerful Hollywood family whose demons pit them against both themselves and one another. Robert Pattinson also toplines as a limo driver who comes into contact both with the family’s estranged daughter (Wasikowska) and with a neurotic, aging actress (Julianne Moore). Maps to the Stars looks equal parts transfixing, terrifying and darkly funny – a sure sign that Cronenberg is at the helm.
We’ll keep you posted as to when Maps to the Stars will arrive in U.S. theaters, but in the meantime, you can check out the trailer and synopsis below.
IT’S HOLLYWOOD, BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT
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.
Exploring the demons of our celebrity-obsessed society, David Cronenberg’s MAPS TO THE STARS is written by Bruce Wagner and also stars Sarah Gadon and Carrie Fisher. MAPS TO THE STARS will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on September 26.
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