3 Clips from David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars

Three clips have been released from Maps to the Stars, the next film from director David Cronenberg (The Fly, A History of Violence). Cronenberg’s films are almost never easy viewing, whether it be for his focus on body horror or the sometimes obscure messages. His new film looks to be in his usual off-kilter tone, and we’re pretty hyped for it. Maps to the Stars sees Cronenberg reteam with his Cosmopolis star Robert Pattinson, with an all-star cast that includes John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Olivia Williams, and Sarah Gadon.

Check out the clips then scroll down to read a synopsis for the film.


A synopsis for Maps to the Stars:

The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Sanford is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Christina mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie, 13, a child star.

One of Sanford’s clients, Havana, is an actress who dreams of shooting a remake of the movie that made her mother, Clarice, 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…

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Maps to the Stars is to premiere at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.