We just got our very first peek at the trailer for David Cronenberg’s surreal sci-fi flick MAPS TO THE STARS, and while it’s a bit rough around the edges, it offers a very intriguing look at Cronenberg’s latest film. I hope we get a more clear-cut trailer soon as this one appears to be more of a promo reel than anything else. This trailer just doesn’t really hit me the way I was hoping it would—it being a new Cronenberg film and all—but I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that it just barely scratches the film's surface without pulling back any of its complex layers. That being said, anytime Cronenberg steps behind the camera it’s certainly worth paying close attention to. So check out the trailer below and see what you think!
Here’s a synopsis:
Following the lives of Weiss family, an archetypical Hollywood dynasty, Dr. Stafford Weiss is a psychotherapist, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; his wife Cristina manages the career of their thirteen-year-old son, Benjie, a child star, who recently came out of a drug rehabilitation program, which he entered at the age of nine; their daughter Agatha has recently been released from a sanatorium where she was admitted for the treatment of criminal pyromania. After her release from the sanatorium, she befriends a limo driver and aspiring actor, Jerome Fontana. Havana Segrand, one of Stafford’s clients and an actress, has a unique new assistant. She wants to shoot a remake of the 1960s movie, starring her mother Clarice which made her famous. Clarice has been dead for sometime now and visions of her ghost come to haunt Havana at night.
The film stars John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, and Sarah Gadon.