Ahead of its Cannes Film Festival premiere, three new Maps to the Stars clips have gone online. David Cronenberg‘s latest film follows an archetypical Hollywood dynasty including a writer of self-help manuals, his wife who manages the career of their 13-year-old son, and their daughter, who was recently released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania. The plot also includes Havana, an actress who wants to remake a movie that starred her now-deceased mother. These new clips feature most of the main characters, and they provide a sense of unease as well as Hollywood satire. I don’t know if that will be the overall tone of the movie, but there’s definitely something quietly unnerving about these clips.
Hit the jump to check out the clips [they're slightly NSFW because of language]. The film stars John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams, and Sarah Gadon. Maps to the Stars opens in France and Italy on May 21st. A U.S. release date has yet to be announced.
Here’s the synopsis for Maps to the Stars:
The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Sanford is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Christina mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie, 13, a child star.
One of Sanford’s clients, Havana, is an actress who dreams of shooting a remake of the movie that made her mother, Clarice, a star in the ’60s. Clarice is dead now and visions of her come to haunt Havana at night. Adding to the toxic mix, Benjie has just come off a rehab program he joined when he was 9 and his sister, Agatha, has recently been released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania…
Via Flicks and Bits.