The vehicle that’ll get here? Not the Hollywood-skewering showbiz satire Maps to the Stars, of course, but the intimate illness drama Still Alice. Based on the novel by Lisa Genova, Still Alice stars Moore as a successful linguistics professor who begins to lose her words, along with her sense of self, when she’s afflicted by early-onset Alzheimer’s.
The film was praised at the Toronto International Film Festival and launched Moore to the head of the Best Actress race. And now it’ll receive a week-long Oscar-qualifying theatrical run in December, with an official release on January 16, 2015.
There’s no trailer yet available, but the clip below hints at the mother-daughter relationship between Moore and Stewart.