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Julianne Moore, John Cusack & Sarah Gadon Join Robert Pattinson In David Cronenberg’s ‘Map To The Stars’

Julianne Moore, John Cusack & Sarah Gadon Join Robert Pattinson In David Cronenberg's 'Map To The Stars'

We have to admit, we were kinda worried. Last month, Rachel Weisz dropped out of David Cronenberg‘s brewing “Maps To The Stars,” the project that would reteam him with his “Cosmopolis” lead Robert Pattinson. The plan was to shoot the movie next month, but with Cronenberg recently taking a role in “I Am Love” helmer Luca Guadagnino‘s adaptation of Don DeLillo‘s novel “The Body Artist,” lensing this summer, we wondered about the status of ‘Maps.’ Turns out, we have nothing to worry about.

Julianne Moore, John Cusack and Sarah Gadon are all now joining the picture, which seems to be moving full steam ahead. Plot details on the movie, penned by Bruce Wagner, have been scarce, except that it will be a trenchant look at Hollywood and celebrity culture. But Deadline adds that it’s also a “ghost story,” which certainly raises an intrigued eyebrow. The cast is top shelf (though it seems Viggo Mortensen is no longer taking a role, or at least isn’t mentioned), with Moore and Cusack working with Cronenberg for the first time. Meanwhile, it will be Gadon’s third round with the Cronenberg brood, featuring in “Cosmopolis” and “A Dangerous Method” and Cronenberg Jr.’s “Antiviral.”

The movie will be available to buyers next at Cannes and will start shooting in July. eOne will distribute the film in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia/New Zealand.

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Comments

bren

Sarah Gadon is a wonderful actress and I hope she has better lines than she did in Cosmopolis. That movie was a stinker. Oh yes, and I adore Carrie Fisher, one of the best things Cronenberg did was to put her in his movie. For sure I'm going to watch it.

Solo

David Cronenberg can choose from a plethora of talented A-list actors who are thrilled to be cast in his films. This cast is exceptional and Map To The Stars will interest audiences worldwide.

Cosmopolis was featured on many 2012 top ten lists and Pattinson was fantastic in the leading role.

Lori

Worried? This is Cronenberg. What is to worry about? He's going to get good actors for his films.

As for any Robert Pattinson hating going on here, funny how all of these directors want to work with him not to mention the projects he is doing. This is his 2nd Cronenberg film. He's done several non-Twilight films and has worked with A-list actors (Reese Witherspoon, Christoph Waltz, and not one person who's worked with him has a bad word about him and his performances.

He will be great in The Rover, Mission Blacklist and of course this film. Funny how there is no issue with Robert's acting in Harry Potter but Twilight…the guy can't act. Seriously sickening.

Dela

This is a home run for a great cast. Each has a proven track record for a job well done. Nice to hear Rob Pattinson is in the running. He did a great job with very difficult material in Cosmopolis. This actor has such great promise given the right material to work with. I wish him well.

George

Excellent! Very interesting, strong cast.

oogle monster

Can James McAvoy replace Pattinson and then we can truly call this a homerun?

Jason

So Julianne Moore will have worked with Spielberg, PT Anderson, Altman, Todd Haynes, Louis Malle, and now David Cronenberg… impressive

ead

David Cronenberg + Julianne Moore : nothing more to say

Michael

Gadon was also in A Dangerous Method

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