Robert Pattinson Reteams With Director David Cronenberg For 'Maps to the Stars'Jacob Hall |
There are some directors who seem to be able to summon great casts with a simple snap of their fingers and the great David Cronenberg is one of them. His latest film, 'Maps to the Stars,' has not only secured financing, but a cast that includes Robert Pattinson, John Cusack and Julianne Moore.
The news comes via Deadline, who say the film is a "...ghost story that’s described as a scathing attack on celebrity-obsessed LA." Although Cronenberg made his name with nasty little genre movies like 'Scanners' and 'The Fly,' he's spent the better part of a decade straying away from horror and making movies like 'A History of Violence' and 'Eastern Promises,' so the thought of him making a ghost story is intriguing and exciting. The fact that it apparently has satiric elements as well only makes the film (which was written by Bruce Wagner) all the more interesting.
As for the cast, Pattinson was the lead in Cronenberg's last film, the incredibly divisive 'Cosmopolis,' so it looks like the two of them may have a Scorsese/DiCaprio thing going on right now. And, of course, it's hard to go wrong with actors as consistently strong as Cusack and Moore. We don't know who any of them are playing, but you'll be the first to know when we find out.
'Maps to the Stars' will go before cameras this summer.