New Trailer and Poster for David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps to the Stars’


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David Cronenberg‘s Cosmopolis really rubbed me the wrong way, so much so that I do not really care what he has to offer next. That is a shame because I generally really like his filmography. But… I just cannot get interested in Maps to the Stars. It has been even more polarizing than Cosmopolis, and Brad’s review certainly does not help its case.

Well, for those of you eagerly awaiting it, still undecided about it, or that just like trailers, a new domestic trailer is below for you to watch, along with a new poster for the film. I will admit, the new poster is pretty awesome.

I am fully prepared to call this a good film if it ends up being one. I know Cronenberg is capable of that, and with a cast that includes Julianne Moore (who won Best Actress at Cannes for this film), Mia Wasikowska, and Olivia Williams, he is at least doing something right. John Cusack and Robert Pattinson… a little less great there, but you never know.

Maps to the Stars poster

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.

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