PHOTO: First look at John Cusack as Dr. Stafford Weiss in ‘Maps To The Stars’! The face to promise happiness.

Oh this is exciting! We JUST had our first look at a production still in this behind the scenes picture with David Cronenberg, John Cusack and Olivia Williams. Now Variety is sharing the first look at John Cusack in character as Dr. Stafford Weiss!

John Cusack
Photo by Caitlin Cronenberg

From Variety:

John Cusack appears especially severe in this first publicity photo from his new role in David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars,” the director’s long-in-development thriller about celebrity obsession.

In the role, Cusack plays Los Angeles-based psychotherapist and life coach Stafford Weiss, who has made his fortune with self-help books promising happiness.

His wife, played by Olivia Williams, is the overbearing mother-manager of their 13-year-old son (Evan Bird), a TV star and recent drug rehab grad; their estranged daughter is played by Mia Wasikowska.

Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon also star in the movie, shooting in Toronto and Los Angeles. “Maps” is co-financed by eOne and Prospero Pictures and produced by Prospero Pictures’ Martin Katz together with SBS Prods.’