April 20th, 2013 / 15 Comments

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According to Deadline:

“Canadian giant Entertainment One will team with Martin Katz’s Prospero Pictures to back David Cronenberg‘s upcoming ensemble thriller Maps To The Stars. Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon are to star in the ghost story that’s described as a scathing attack on celebrity-obsessed LA. The script is by Wild Palms‘ Bruce Wagner.

One will also handle worldwide sales, which it plans to launch in Cannes next month, and distribute in the U.S., Canada, the UK, and Australia and New Zealand. Production starts in July in Toronto and LA. This is Cronenberg and Katz’s fourth collaboration. Katz and SBS Films’ Saïd Ben Saïd are producing. Sentient Entertainment’s Renee Tab, Cronenberg’s manager, will exec produce. EOne’s Benedict Carver is also exec producing and will oversee for the studio. Integral Films’ Alfred Hurmer is co-producing.” [my emphasis]

First Rob stars with Juliette Binoche and now my other fave Julianne Moore.   And John Cusack … the world is looking like a much better place this morning.

Update:  I came across Russ Fischer’s article on Slash Film re the casting news.   I thought this mention was worth sharing:

“Cronenberg once described Bruce Wagner‘s script as such:

You could say it’s a Hollywood film because the characters are agents, actors and managers, but it is not a satire like ‘The Player.’ … Hollywood is a world that is seductive and repellent at the same time, and it is the combination of the two that makes it so potent. I won’t fall back on some cliches or simplistic sloganeering, because the culture and what it reveals about Western culture and the rest of the world is very complex. I’ll definitely shoot some in L.A. and the rest on sets in Toronto.”

I thought that was an interesting insight.

  • Sue
    Posted on April 19, 2013

    OH MY GOD!!!!! How perfect is this? Brilliant casting – Mr Cronenberg, I love you even more now!

    Thanks Maria, I’m all smiles this morning!

  • Maria
    Posted on April 19, 2013

    I’m still twirling @Sue. Love this cast.

  • Michelle
    Posted on April 19, 2013

    OMG how awesome is this. I LOVE Julianne Moore & John Cusack, so exciting. What a brilliant cast. Rob & David together again makes me soooo happy! Thanks for sharing this brilliant news Maria 😀

  • Cindy
    Posted on April 19, 2013

    Sings and dances freakin brilliant 😀

  • Cindy
    Posted on April 19, 2013

    Sings and dances freakin brilliant 😀

  • Vertigo
    Posted on April 19, 2013

    Cartwheels are happening all over the workplace!
    Thanks for the awesome update. 😀

  • lise-lou
    Posted on April 19, 2013

    Wow! I love Julianne Moore!!!!!! Hey critics look at him now! Working with some amazing names so happy for him. This is going to amazing. I am twirling right with you girls with a big fat cheezy grin on my face 😀

  • Maria
    Posted on April 19, 2013

    LOL @Lise-lou “Hey critics look at him now!” love it

  • Carmel
    Posted on April 19, 2013

    John Cusack!!! Feaken’ brilliant! I love his off beat style. Perfect for a Cronenberg project.

    I really don’t think I could be more excited. What a dream cast.

    @Rob – Squeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!

  • Silvie
    Posted on April 19, 2013

    This news is brilliant. 😀

  • Trish
    Posted on April 20, 2013

    Rob continues to confound his critics by choosing roles that don’t exploit his so called ‘heart throb’ status. Love it! Love that he’s continuing his intelligent trajectory through an often shallow and sensationalist industry. Go baby, go!

  • Carmel
    Posted on April 20, 2013

    We know there will be nothing ‘cliches or simplistic’ about a Cronenberg project. Thanks for the update Maria

  • Sare
    Posted on April 21, 2013

    Love John Cusack! What an amazing cast. John will definitely suit cronenbergs style. Can’t wait to see how he and Rob work together.

  • Sue
    Posted on April 21, 2013

    Thanks for the update, @Maria. Can’t wait to find out more about who’s playing which roles, sound intriguing. So great to read everyone’s excitement re the cast who’ll be joining Rob on this project. Our boy sure is doin’ good.

  • Jules
    Posted on April 25, 2013

    *FLAILS* oh wow, DC pulls together yet another fantastic group of actors. Can not wait!!!! 🙂

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