Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eclipse's Score Composer, Howard Shore Scores “Maps To The Stars”!

Great news!

The new EOne at Cannes Brochure has revealed the fact that Maps To The Stars will be scored by Howard Shore!

Howard Shore has previously scored The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, as well as two other Cronenberg movies “Cosmopolis” & “A Dangerous Method”!
(Click here to listen to the Eclipse score, and here to listen to the Cosmopolis Score!)

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 Cristina 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.

Drama / Canada/France/Germany – Shooting starts July 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

“Maps To The Stars” Official Plot Summary.

In the second Maps to the Stars update todayeOne has just updated their international website with a plot summary!
Until now, we only had a brief description, but read below for the official synopsis!

Led by the loathsome yet funny and touching child-star Benjie, we witness the convoluted world of shallow, selfish celebrities and their minions, all of whom are about to be manipulated and destroyed by the young woman who literally represents the fruit of their twisted machinations, Agatha, Benjie’s tormented, apparently psychotic sister.
As much as it is a sharp, comic look at a vacant and corrupt world, MAPS TO THE STARS is also a haunting ghost story.

Thanks to MTTSFilm for the tip! :)

First Look at 'Maps to the Stars' Poster!

Today, Christophe from Culture Café tweeted the first visual of the poster from Maps To The Stars, which will show this year at Cannes!

According to Gossipgyal, he also posted this image before deleting it.

It really sets the tone for the movie, doesn't it? I, for one, can't wait to see it! :)


Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Casting Update for "Maps to the Stars"

Image via MTTSFilm
According to THR, Mia WasikowskaOlivia Williams and Evan Bird have joined Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon,  Julianne Moore and John Cusack, in David Cronenberg's upcoming film, 'Maps to the Stars'.
Their character names were also revealed in a press-statement from eOne.
Mia Wasikowska will play
'Agatha', Olivia Williams will be 'Cristina', and Evan Bird will be known as 'Benjie'.
TORONTO - Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams and Evan Bird have joined the cast of David Cronenberg’s thriller Maps to the Stars ahead of a July shoot in Toronto and Los Angeles.'

Newcomer Bird will play a troubled, drug-addicted child star, while Williams will play his manipulative mother, and Wasikowska his disfigured, schizophrenic, fame-obsessed sister.

The trio join Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon who were earlier cast.

Longtime Cronenberg producer Martin Katz and his Prospero Pictures shingle are partnering with Entertainment One to finance the ghost story and critique of celebrity-obsessed Los Angeles.

The film is being produced by Katz and SBS Productions’ Saïd Ben Saïd.
Sentient Entertainment's Renee Tab, Cronenberg's manager, will executive produce.
Entertainment One’s Benedict Carver is also executive producing and will oversee the film for the producer, with Integral Films’ Alfred Hurmer co-producing.