After the “Twilight” saga, what happened to our dearest Robert Pattinson? He was done playing Edward Cullen and is now up for a mature role. He stars as Jerome Fontana in David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars.” The movie is composed of famous actors and actresses such as Julianne Moore (Havana Segrand), Mia Wasikowska (Agatha Weiss), John Cusack (Dr. Stafford Weiss), Olivia Williams (Christina Weiss) and Carrie Fisher. Read on to find out more about MNG’s “Maps to the Stars” preview.
“Maps to the Stars” is a drama based on a family’s Hollywood dynasty. Meet the Weiss family, where each member has a fair share of Hollywood’s limelight. The father, Stafford, is a psychotherapist and a life coach who earns a living through his self-help books. Christina, the matriarch, is a stage mom who looks after Benjie’s career as a 13-year-old child star. Christina and Stafford’ss daughter, Agatha, is quite the black sheep in the family as she has been recently released from the sanatorium for a criminal pyromania treatment.
Havana is an actress and also a client of Stafford who wants to do a remake of her mom’s 60s movie that made her big. Claire (Havana’s mom) is dead, and Havana is haunted with her visions. Adding spice to the plot is Jerome, a limo driver who dreams of making it big in Hollywood.
“Maps to the Stars” trended lately because of a photo of Pattinson nailing Moore in the limo, which can be seen on E! News.
Julianne Moore shared a sneak peek of the film with E! News. According to her, “Maps to the Stars” is about the pursuit of fame at any cost, not just the celebrity culture. She also talked about how others want to be seen, be popular and wondered why some people value others when they are seen in pictures.
“I was talking to my husband about this the other day, ‘Why do people want to be famous? What is it that people are interested in? Why are they looking at it?’ I think every human being has a desire to be seen; to be seen for who they are authentically and sometimes they misinterpret it as being seen in a different light. Because really where we feel best and most successful is when we are seen for ourselves in a personal relationship and yet celebrity culture has sort of distorted it and made it about people valuing people being seen as like pictures or images,” said Moore in the E! News report.
Although the movie does not have a U.S. release date yet, Variety reported that it may be featured in Cannes in May 2014.
So what is your take with “Maps to the Stars?” Not only that it has good actors on board, but it also has a realistic plot that every Hollywood dreamer could relate to.
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