David Cronenberg’s “Maps To The Stars” hit some snags in the U.S. recently (Focus World picked it up for possible VOD release in the U.S. in 2015) and many have said you can kiss Julianne Moore’s Oscar chances goodbye, which is a shame because she’s been nominated three times already and never won (she really deserves it). But in Canada, it’s all smooth sailing for the Canadian filmmaker’s movie.
Word out of TIFF has been strong, and there’s a great cast that includes Moore (who won Best Actress in Cannes), Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams and Sarah Gadon. So we wonder what the issue is?
Here’s the official synopsis:
With this tale of a secret-filled Hollywood family on the verge of implosion, award-winning director David Cronenberg forges both a wicked social satire and a very human ghost story from our celebrity-obsessed culture. From a screenplay by acclaimed author, screenwriter and West Coast chronicler Bruce Wagner, and featuring an ensemble cast that includes Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams and Sarah Gadon, MAPS TO THE STARS tours the seductive allure and the tender, darkly comic underbelly of contemporary success.
Another new trailer has arrived. This one from E-One in Canada, naturally. Plus the Canuck studio has released some new images. “Maps To The Stars” opens October 31st in Canada, but there’s no U.S. date from Focus World yet. Watch the trailer below, as well as the 30-minute press conference at TIFF.