Latest look at David Cronenberg's dark celebrity satire
A new trailer has been released for David Cronenberg’s dark celebrity satire Maps to the Stars starring Robert Pattinson and Julianne Moore
Pattinson plays a LA limo driver and wannabe actor who collides with the mysterious Mia Wasikowska when she arrives in Hollywood and takes a job as personal assistant to Moore’s prima donna film star.
Maps to the Stars promises to explore “the demons of our celebrity obsessed society” via the “archetypal Hollywood dynasty” of the Weiss family.
“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 (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 (Pattinson) and with a new job as PA to one of Stafford’s clients – the neurotic and tempestuous actress Havana Segrand (Moore), whose dream of reprising her dead mother’s starring role from the 1960s is beginning to haunt her.”
David Cronenberg made his name with a series of sci-fi shockers including a remake of The Fly. He last worked with Pattinson on 2012’s Cosmopolis.
Maps to the Stars is released in cinemas September 26th.