Maps To The Stars is a new David Cronenberg film so it’s not surprising that it doesn’t make a great deal of sense on first viewing.
The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Stafford (John Cusack) is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Cristina mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie, 13, a child star. One of Stafford’s clients, Havana (Julianne Moore), is an actress who dreams of shooting a remake of the movie that made her mother, Clarice (Sarah Gadon), a star in the 60s. Clarice is dead now and visions of her come to haunt Havana at night…
Adding to the toxic mix, Benjie has just come off a rehab program he joined when he was 9 and his sister, Agatha, has recently been released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania and befriended a limo driver Jerome (Robert Pattinson) who is also an aspiring actor.
Maps To The Stars also stars Mia Wasikowska, Carrie Fisher, Olivia Williams, Niamh Wilson, Jayne Heitmeyer, Emilia McCarthy, Amanda Brugel and this film looks intriguing from the trailer, and is out in the UK on September 26th.
Check out the new trailer and full-size poster below:
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