Plot Revealed for David Cronenberg's MAPS TO THE STARS
David Cronenberg has started production on his new film project called Maps to the Stars, the cast of which includes Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon, John Cusack, and Julianne Moore. We now what the movie is about, and thanks to The Wrap, here's the 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 (Evan 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.
I've always enjoyed Cronenberg's work, and this one seems like it is going to be full of very colorful characters. Producer Martin Katz had this to say in a statement,
"'Maps to the Stars' marks a return to the shocking and audacious cinema Cronenberg fans love, with a fantastic cast of award-winners and hugely talented newcomers."
I'm looking forward to seeing how crazy this new Cronenberg film turns out!