The new trailer for David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, starring Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack and Mia Wasikowska, has come online and can be viewed below.
Written by Bruce Wagner, Cronenberg’s film is a contemporary tale exploring the demons of celebrity obsession in our society. John Cusack plays L.A. psychotherapist and life coach Stafford Weiss who has made his fortune with self-help books promising happiness. His wife Cristina (Olivia Williams) is the overbearing manager of their 13-year-old son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a TV star and recent drug rehab grad. Their estranged daughter, Agatha (Wasikowska), has just been released from a psychiatric hospital and befriends limo driver and aspiring actor Jerome (Pattinson). Among Staffords celebrity clients is Havana Segrand (Moore), a fading star who dreams of reprising her late mother Clarices (Sarah Gadon) starring role. Ambitions, ghosts, death, and all manner of vices bedevil the cast of characters.
Focus World is expected to release Maps to the Stars in North America in early 2015.