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Rachel Weisz Joins David Cronenberg’s ‘Maps To The Stars’ With Robert Pattinson & Viggo Mortensen

Rachel Weisz Joins David Cronenberg's 'Maps To The Stars' With Robert Pattinson & Viggo Mortensen

Brewing since 2006, not much has really been known about David Cronenberg‘s “Map to the Stars.” In May he described it as, “very extreme. It’s not obviously a very big commercial movie, and even as an independent film it’s difficult. ‘Maps to the Stars’ is completely different [from ‘Cosmopolis‘], but it’s very acerbic and satirical, it’s a hard sell.” But Cronenberg has made a career out of mounting one “hard sell” picture after another, and thanks to three major stars on board, this one looks like it’s getting made.

Allocine (via The Film Stage) reveals that Rachel Weisz has joined Robert Pattinson and the now-confirmed Viggo Mortensen in the upcoming film. Penned by Bruce Wagner, Cronenberg previously explained: “You could say it’s a Hollywood film because the characters are agents, actors and managers, but it is not a satire like ‘The Player.’ Hollywood is a world that is seductive and repellent at the same time, and it is the combination of the two that makes it so potent. I won’t fall back on some clichés or simplistic sloganeering, because the culture and what it reveals about Western culture and the rest of the world is very complex.”  

The movie, oddly enough, will be his first picture shot on U.S. soil, with the filmmaker revealing earlier this year that it will lens in Los Angeles. No word yet on the roles the trio will play, but this one appears to be moving along nicely. Plans are underway for production to begin in May all on a budget of $15 million. 

It will be interesting to see how the methodical Mortensen and young upstart Pattinson work together, and Weisz is always a treat. As usual with Cronenberg, we’re curious to see what he brings to the big screen next.

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Ugh…Pattinson sucks!! One more year, and this kid will finally fade into obsurity. How many more flops do we have to endure.

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Wouldn't it be a great if people greeted the announcement of positive developments in a piece of art in the making with optimism and an open mind?


Very excited to see how this develops. Looks like a great cast is shaping up and Cronenberg will always get my vote. His lesser films are the stuff other filmmakers can only dream of. Who gives a crap about box office stats? Unless, of course, you're an accountant.


In The Wall Street Journal is the review of Dead Stars the novel wrote by Bruce Wagner.This book is based on Map To The Stars script.Rachel is probably playing Robert's mother.Rob is supposed to play a paparazzo.Quote from the article:,,Jerzy is also a photographer,a full time paparazzo whose speciality is lying in curb to take revealing pictures of young actresses as they step out of cars.'' If it's true,he gonna see what is meens to be on the other side of the papz camera.


1. I love David Cronenberg, but his last 2 outings ("Cosmopolis" and "A Dangerous Method") were extremely boring. This one sounds more interesting.
2. So if this lenses in 2013, and Charlie Kaufman's "Frank or Francis" will also find the money, we'll have 2 movies ridiculing Hollywood in 2014.
3. Either way, there's already an heir. Check out Brandon Cronenberg's "AntiViral". It is a sick film (in more than one meaning) but in a good way. Slightly reminicent of his father's earlier work.


yes, cosmopolis flopped and i blame bad marketing not the actor..for one thing why release the movie during the summer blockbuster season? and we all know that in this period, most people watch film bec of the story not for the actor


– I Don't Understand – is about right. Pattinson's work in Cosmopolis was revelatory. Has it ever occurred to you that if scores of critics – who know a thing or two about film, not to mention Giamatti and Cronenberg – were freaking out about how good Pattinson was, maybe it's you that needs to revise your armchair opinion?

Now that's off my chest. Really pleased about Weisz and looking forward to seeing how this pans out.


Great actress, probably the best we have working right now. She would be the only reason I would see this film.

I don't understand

I am a David Cronenberg fan, but, recently, he is losing it. I didn't care for Cosmopolis, and his dire need to continue to have , the painfully wooden and horribly acting Robert Pattinson ( he always looks distractingly awkward and scared in his movies and his interviews ) in all his movies. Trust me, I can watch a marathon of unbearable Keanu Reeves flicks, before I watch one Pattinson movie.


YES! More Cronenberg plz.


This is great news


Is his TV series "Knifeman" still happening?


Omg, I cant wait, it will be great movie!!!



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