Watch: First Two Trailers for David Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars'

April 14, 2014
Source: YouTube

Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars Trailer

"Do you understand - it's all ending now." Wow. eOne Films has unveiled the first official trailer for David Cronenberg's new film, titled Maps to the Stars, starring the young Mia Wasikowska as Agatha in the lead role, as well as a very talented, recognizable cast: Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon and Robert Pattinson. This new film is said to be a "complex look at Hollywood and what it reveals about Western culture" but this trailer plays almost like Lynch's Mulholland Dr. meets Coppola's Somewhere more than a meta look at Hollywood. But I like the mood in this much more than Cronenberg's last film, Cosmopolis from 2012, and I'm curious to see what his Maps to the Stars is all about. Take a look.

Here's the first sales/promo trailer for David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, via The Film Stage:

Update: Another NSFW international trailer for the film likely to premiere at Cannes (via The Playlist):

The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Stafford (Cusack) is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Cristina (Williams) mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie (Evan Bird), 13, a child star. One of Stafford's clients, Havana (Moore), is an actress who dreams of shooting a remake of the movie that made her mother a star in the 60s. Adding to the toxic mix, Benjie is just off a rehab program he joined when he was 9 and his sister (Wasikowska) has recently been released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania and befriended a limo driver (Pattinson) who is also an aspiring actor. Maps to the Stars is directed by David Cronenberg (Scanners, Videodrome, The Fly, Naked Lunch, Eastern Promises, Cosmopolis), from a screenplay by Bruce Wagner (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3). We expect this to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival this May.

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  • DavideCoppola
    This looks excellent! I love movies set in Hollywood. Looks like a more old school Cronenberg. Great cast, Mia is becoming one of my favorite actresses and Pattinson was great in Cosmopolis.
    • nickmandel
      I've never seen "Twilight" - it looks like tween drivel to me, but I saw "Cosmopolis" and I was really impressed by Pattinson's acting - that was one difficult, complex role that he handled beautifully. It had to take a lot of nerve to do that part and with someone with the genius rep of Cronenberg, a rep for brilliant, original films featuring great actors. R.P. got my respect for that performance, he's smart to stick with Cronenberg and stretch as an actor. Mia IS my favorite actress, she's amazingly talented and versatile.
  • Tey
    Wow! Robert Pattinson is gaining more and more of my respect! Now we can all agree Twilight was shit but not R-Patz
    • Seannie5
      RPatz is shit
      • Ang1102
        You're a complete moron. Too stupid to recognize actual talent? Go away and stop posting about things you know nothing about.
        • Seannie5
          sorry Rpattz fan
          • Ang1102
            Nothing to be sorry about except your own ignorance. Wish there was a cure for people like you, but there will always be small, jealous people out there. Sorry you're one of them.
          • Seannie5
            Am I not entitled to my own opinion? Stop badgering me.
          • dolo
            no your opinion is useless since you are a fan of kristen stewart alias the cheater and bad actress go check news about her shitty movies on her site
          • Seannie5
            actually your opinion of her is useless seeing as you are an Rpattz fan - see what I did there? 😉
          • Ang1102
            Wow, you're a Kslut fan? Why am I not surprised. HAHAHAHA. No, you're not entitled to an opinion since you worship a homewrecking whore. I would never listen to any opinion you had. Are you really so sad that you have to follow Rob news and make negative comments about it just to make yourself feel better? I can't believe there are still people like you out there. I feel so sorry for you.
          • Seannie5
            that's it, get it all out.
      • renata
        Your ignorance is showing!
    • renata
      Robert Pattinson can act! Loved him in Cosmopolis!
      • nickmandel
        "Cosmopolis" DOES show that Pattinson can act, and that he can take on and command an extremely challenging role.
  • Greg dinskisk
    COSMOPOLIS was my favorite of 2012, and Cronenberg is one of the all-time greats, in my opinion. This looks fantastic.
    • Seannie5
      History of Violence is Cronenberg's best film. Cosmopolis was horrible
      • Greg dinskisk
        Definitely not his best in my opinion, though I do enjoy it... Parts of that film feel forced. I got a lot out of Cosmopolis. Definitely one of the most cynical films I've seen. I'm a big fan of the source material too, of course...
      • cuckoozey
        Wow, in my opinion HOV was Cronenberg's worst. Then again, I've not seen Comsopolis.
        • Greg dinskisk
          Have you seen RABID? That film left me a little disappointed (yet he still fit in sex-with-creepy-ass-shit imagery).
          • cuckoozey
            Yes, years ago...I liked it, I think They Came From Within was a bit better though.
      • nickmandel
        I loved "History of Violence", but I also thought "Cosmopolis" was brilliant - just in a very different way. Have you seen "eXistenZ" or "Crash"? Cronenberg is great. And then there's "Spider" with maybe the best performance ever by Ray Fiennes.
        • Greg dinskisk
          eXistenZ is a hella lot of fun, and CRASH is excellent (not the one that solved racism). I haven't seen SPIDER yet, but I got it a few weeks ago and plan to work my way through it!! VIDEODROME is something else.... Really damn great. THE FLY is a horror masterpiece as well!
          • nickmandel
            Yes, to every thing you said - don't forget "Dead Ringers".
          • Greg dinskisk
            Shit, I almost did! That too is rather great! Jeremy Irons is FANTASTIC in it! Strangely enough, though it's not what I think of when I think Cronenberg, he's a great director of actors!
          • nickmandel
            I think "Dead RIngers" has a lot of the essential Cronenberg psycho-sexual obsessions - twin gynecologists, sharing sex with a genitally mutated movie star, for example. He does use great actors and he gets the best from them - you don't see amateurs mixed in with the pros - every one, even the smallest part, is accomplished. I haven't seen "Naked Lunch" for a while, but that's next on my list.
  • S freud
    Cosmopolis was a masterpiece. This looks like a straight up thriller. A good one but lets hope Cronenberg survives the treatment
    • nickmandel
      Herr Freud, I appreciate that you both discovered the unconscious and have now recognized the brilliance of "Cosmopolis", but I know a bit about this film and it ain't gonna be "a straight up thriller", far from it. It's going to be twisted, though, and probably funny, too.
      • S freud
        Nickle re: unconscious , thanks for noticing! As for Maps, after seeing the French trailer I have reason to believe you.
  • renata
    the trailer looks good!Looking forward to watching it!
  • Bruce Wagner is the same guy responsible for the Wild Palms graphic novel and Oliver Stone mini-series so hoping this follows similar lines. Hard to tell from this trailer though.
    This has a real Brett Easton Ellis feel to it. // Bring Out Your Dead.
  • cuckoozey
    Oh no, not the kid from Twilight again...
  • Cal J.
  • Jim Dawkins
    Magnolia 2.0




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