David Cronenberg is giving us a MAP TO THE STARS
Who is ready for a new film by David Cronenberg?
Well we certainly are, and the good news is one is coming! Titled MAPS TO THE STARS, and starring Robert Pattinson (thankfully COSMOPOLIS washed the Edward Cullen right out of him), this new film has begun shooting. The shoot will last 30 days, providing it all goes well, Pattison will star alongside John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon and Evan Bird. A pretty impressive cast if we do say so!
So what might this new film be about? Well details have been felt quiet until now. The official synopsis has now been made public and we gotta say, this sounds rather intriguing. Cronenberg is a diverse director, it is pretty damn cool he stretches himself with each film.
Synopsis: A contemporary tale exploring the demons of our celebrity-obsessed society, story follows the Weiss family, which is led by Stafford (Cusack), a psychotherapist and life coach who made his fortune with self-help books. His wife (Williams) is the overbearing mother-manager of their 13-year-old son (Bird), a TV star recently out of drug rehab. Their estranged daughter (Wasikowska) has just been released from a psychiatric hospital and befriended a limo driver (Pattinson) who is also an aspiring actor.
One of Stafford’s celebrity clients is Havana (Moore), an actress with an unusual new assistant. Havana’s dream of reprising her dead mother’s (Gadon) starring role from the 1960s slowly crumbles while ghosts, death and all manner of vices collide.
Sounds awesome right? Good news for us here in Australia, it already has distribution! We will be sure to keep you all updated on its progress.
Source: The Wrap