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Friday, January 9, 2015

Trailer Watch: Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson Star in David Cronenberg's New Hollywood Drama

There's really no one else who can play hysterical quite like Julianne Moore. And in the trailer for MAP TO THE STARS, director David Cronenberg's (A History of Violence, Videodrome) latest, she's playing another woman on the verge of an emotional breakdown. An actress, no less, unraveling under the pressures of Hollywood in a story filled with similarly dramatic characters and tortured souls. More in the synopsis:

Meet the Weiss family, who are making their way in Hollywood rife with money, fame, envy, and relentless hauntings. Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a famed TV self-help therapist with an A-list celebrity clientele. Meanwhile, Cristina Weiss (Olivia Williams) has her work cut out managing the career of their disaffected child-star son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a fresh graduate of rehab at age 13.

Yet unbeknownst to them, another member of the Weiss family has arrived in town - mysteriously scarred and tormented Agatha (Mia Wasikowska), just released from a psych ward and ready to start again. She soon works her way into a friendship with a limo driver (Robert Pattinson) and becomes personal assistant to unraveling actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), who is beset by the ghost of her legendary mother, Clarice (Sarah Gadon). But Agatha is on a quest for redemption - and even in this realm of the artificial, and the unearthly, she's determined to find it, no matter what it takes.

I have to say, I am really intrigued by this film. Like, I want to know more about all these people. I hope it delivers. Watch the trailer:

MAP OF THE STARS is in Theaters, On Demand and iTunes on February 27th.


Ashlee Blackwell said...

I agree. Cronenberg's "post horror" film directing has been very solid and I've enjoyed the films I've seen thus far! This sounds like a rather gripping dramatic rabbit hole of emotions that I'm hopefully looking forward to experiencing. Because Julianne Moore practically delivers all the time.

Anonymous said...

I'm really aching for this movie as well!

Daniel said...

Really looking forward to this, love David Cronenberg's recent work.

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