By now, we all know that there’s plenty of reasons for the rich and famous to be miserable. The cost of fame is high, and it can ripple through generations. That looks to be what David Cronenberg’s new film Maps to the Stars is about. Here’s the synopsis:
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 Christina 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…
No mention of Robert Pattinson’s dreamy-looking limo driver, but I assure you he’s there. Also starring John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, and Sarah Gadon, Maps to the Stars is currently in post-production, and according to Wikipedia, it may premiere in May at Cannes. Keep your eyes peeled for more of this compelling-looking film as it comes![via Collider]