David Cronenberg is not a film-maker who needs introduction, nor is a new film of his one to turn your nose up at. Master of the dark and twisted, his truly distinctive style remains intact today and his new film, Maps To The Stars, looks to continue his trend of exploring darker tones on screen.
From the trailer, its definitely a departure from his more audacious works of his career, telling more down to Earth story. Starring John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, and Sarah Gadon, the film’s synopsis reads: ‘The Weiss family are an archetypical Hollywood dynasty – 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 (Mia 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 (Robert Pattinson) and with a new job as PA to one of Stafford’s clients – the neurotic and tempestuous actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), whose dream of reprising her dead mother’s starring role from the 1960s is beginning to haunt her.’
Maps To The Stars is set to hit theaters September 26th, 2014.