WHO’S IN IT?
Julianne Moore (Boogie Nights), Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland), John Cusack (Identity), Robert Pattinson (Twilight), Olivia Williams (Rushmore), Sarah Gadon (Belle), Evan Bird (The Killing)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
David Cronenberg (A History of Violence), director; Bruce Wagner (Young Lust), writer; Saïd Ben Saïd (Carnage), Martin Katz (Cosmopolis) and Michel Merkt (Toastmaster), producers; Howard Shore (Lord of the Rings), composer; Peter Suschitzky (A Dangerous Method), cinematographer; Ronald Sanders (Coraline), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
In Hollywood, the Weiss family – including physiotherapist Stafford (Cusack), ambitious manager Cristina (Williams) and drug-addled child star Benjie (Bird) – are off-set by the return of their estranged eldest daughter Agatha (Wasikowska), who has been treated for her pyromania in Florida. Upon her return to LA, Agatha befriends limo driver and aspiring actor/screenwriter Jerome (Pattinson) and finds a job as a personal assistant to the famed but psychologically-tortured actress Havana Segrand (Moore)…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
David Cronenberg, helmer of cult classics such as Scanners, The Fly and A History of Violence, positions his next ambitious project Maps To The Stars as a direct attack on the flawed and disturbing nature of the entertainment business, and its frightening relation to western civilisation as a whole.