September 30th, 2014 / 6 Comments


I know some were disappointed that Maps to the Stars seemed to have a 2015 release date in the US, but according to Jenna Marotta of Vulture:

“David Cronenberg’s Hollywood satire Maps to the Stars picked up a Best Actress award in Cannes for Julianne Moore’s go-for-broke performance as a fading movie star, but its awards-season prospects appeared dimmer Stateside when distributor Focus World announced plans to eschew an Oscar campaign this year in favor of an early 2015 release. When we talked to David Cronenberg Saturday night at the New York Film Festival, though, he told us to expect a short theatrical run for the film by the end of the year. “They’re going to do a qualifying run — I think it’s in New York and L.A. — so that it will legitimately qualify for the Golden Globes and the Oscars,” said Cronenberg, who admitted, “There was a lot of discussion. You know, they really felt that they could do a better job releasing the film in 2015, in January or February. And then, of course, the discussion was, ‘Yeah, but wouldn’t it be great if Julianne got an Oscar nomination, since she won Best Actress at Cannes?’” A strong recent showing at the Toronto Film Festival convinced Focus World to put the film out this year, though the distributor hasn’t committed to funding a costly Oscar campaign. “You know, I think the movie will find its way regardless,” said Maps screenwriter Bruce Wagner. “It already has.”

I know it’s limited release, but for those in New York and LA it’s a bonus right and although Rob has a very small role in this film, it’s still means one of his films gets an Oscar run and well then we should get an appearance by him if he’s not filming.  Yes I’m just putting it out there because it seems to be working a treat for me in doing that of late.


  • Sue
    Posted on September 30, 2014

    Working a treat for you, hey @Maria? “Queen of the Understatement” LOL!!!!! Remind me to send you a list of things “to put out there” on my behalf ……..

  • Carmel
    Posted on September 30, 2014

    Well that is good news. I would like to see Julianne to get an Oscar nod and a massive massive bonus to have a possible Rob showing.
    @Maria – Out there is the only place to it, then.

  • Maria
    Posted on September 30, 2014

    *giggles* @Sue hope you’re enjoying the rest of your hols …

  • Trish
    Posted on September 30, 2014

    Magic Maria – thy will be done… Awesome news! Oscar nominations are great publicity, esp. for indie films, even if they don’t win anything.

  • Suze
    Posted on October 01, 2014

    Keeping my fingers crossed for a wider U.S. release next year. I don’t think a girl’s night at the movies in LA or NY is in the budget right now. lol

  • Julie- Sydney RobFan
    Posted on October 01, 2014

    I have me fingers crossed for you Suze

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