When you’ve got a film featuring a Cannes Film Festival Best Actress awarding winning performance from Julianne Moore, you better put it to good use and this new trailer for David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars does just that. The first 25 seconds of the piece is just Moore whining on the phone, but her work is so amusing and commanding that it instantly sparks a desire for more.
And best of all, we’re going to get to see more Moore (sorry, I had to) because earlier this month, Focus Features’ alternative distribution initiative, Focus World, snatched up the U.S. distribution rights to the film and plans to release it in early 2015. Hit the jump to check out that new Maps to the Stars trailer. The film also star Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, Sarah Gadon, John Cusack and Robert Pattinson.
Here’s the official synopsis for Maps to the Stars:
In Maps to the Stars, Stafford Weiss (played by Mr. Cusack) is an L.A. psychotherapist and life coach who has made his fortune with self-help books promising happiness. His wife Cristina (Ms. Williams) is the overbearing manager of their 13-year-old son, Benjie (Mr. Bird), a TV star and recent drug rehab grad. Their estranged daughter, Agatha (Ms. Wasikowska), has just been released from a psychiatric hospital and befriends limo driver and aspiring actor Jerome (Mr. Pattinson). Among Stafford’s celebrity clients is Havana Segrand (Ms. Moore), a fading star who dreams of reprising her late mother Clarice’s (Ms. Gadon) starring role. Ambitions, ghosts, death, and all manner of vices bedevil the cast of characters.