New Maps to the Stars Trailer: David Cronenberg Tackles a Celeb-Obsessed Hollywood

A new Maps to the Stars trailer has been released, showcasing more of David Cronenberg’s upcoming film. Starring Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack and Olivia Williams, Maps to the Stars tells the story of a girl (Wasikowska), who has recently been released from a sanatorium, and her new job as a PA to Moore’s Havana Segrand, a tempestuous actress obsessed with reprising her dead mother’s starring role from the 1960s. Pattinson stars a wannabe actor/writer limo driver, while Cusack and Williams play Wasikowska’s parents. The trailer certainly makes the film look bizarre and tense, in a way that only Cronenberg (Scanners, The Fly, A History of Violence) can manage. While Cosmopolis (also starring Pattinson) didn’t really gel with audiences, we were fans, and this looks like a slightly less weird follow-up. We’re looking forward to checking this one out.

Official synopsis for Maps to the Stars:

The Weiss family are an archetypical Hollywood dynasty – Dr Stafford Weiss (John Cusack) is a psychotherapist whose self-help books have made him a fortune. His wife Cristina (Olivia Williams) is the overbearing mom-ager of their thirteen-year old son, Benjie (Evan Bird), a prodigious child star fresh out of drug rehab and their estranged daughter Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) has recently been released from a psychiatric hospital. Agatha is now back in Hollywood making friends with a wannabe actor/writer limo driver named Jerome (Robert Pattinson) and with a new job as PA to one of Stafford’s clients – the neurotic and tempestuous actress Havana Segrand (Julianne Moore), whose dream of reprising her dead mother’s starring role from the 1960s is beginning to haunt her.

Exploring the demons of our celebrity-obsessed society, David Cronenberg’s MAPS TO THE STARS is written by Bruce Wagner and also stars Sarah Gadon and Carrie Fisher. MAPS TO THE STARS will be released in cinemas across the UK & Ireland on September 26.

maps to the stars poster

ETA: UK – 26 September, 2014.