With only a month to go before the official Cannes line up is announced various media outlets have been speculating what movies will make that all important list.
It’s no surprise to see Maps To The Stars mentioned with David Cronenberg’s track record in Cannes.
Here’s what The Playlist had to say:
“Maps to the Stars” (dir. David Cronenberg)
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon, John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams and Carrie Fisher (as ‘Herself’)
At this stage David Cronenberg is close to Cannes royalty, having been in Competition four times, winning the Jury Prize in 1995 for “Crash,” and picking up a Lifetime Achievement award in 2006. Indeed his last film, “Cosmopolis” (his first team-up with star Robert Pattinson who returns here in a pretty amazing ensemble) made it onto the Croisette in 2012 and this one has an even more appealing premise: it’s a twisted Hollywood story following two former child stars and their run-ins with drugs, pyromania and a movie star haunted by her dead mother. We’d say a competition slot is very likely.
From The Guardian:
In Robert Pattinson, David Cronenberg has seemingly found a potent new collaborator, and following Cosmopolis two years ago, this looks more than likely to fetch up on the Croisette. Taken from a script by Bruce “Wild Palms” Wagner, Maps to the Stars is apparently about “the convoluted world of shallow, selfish celebrities and their minions, all of whom are about to be manipulated and destroyed by the young woman who literally represents the fruit of their twisted machinations.” Joining Pattinson for Cronenberg’s special brand of lynx-eyed eccentricity – and also presumably on the Palais red carpet – are Julianne Moore, John Cusack and Mia Wasikowska. (AP)
We’re really enjoying all the buzz but we’ll eventually find out on April 17th if we get to see Maps To The Stars in Cannes. Mark the date in your diary!