The official first trailer for David Cronenberg’s latest cinematic achievement, Maps to the Stars, dropped on Monday (Apr. 14), and the film has now been named as one of the Cannes Film Festival’s 2014 contenders.
David Cronenberg stopped by Hello!’s portrait studio at the CSAs (Photo: George Pimentel)
John, 47, plays self-help guru Stanford Weiss, whose daughter (played by Mia) is a vengeful seductress recently released from treatment for criminal pyromania. She returns home to stir up trouble shortly after her child-star brother (played by Evan Bird) returns from a stint at rehab.
The fiery Julianne, 53, takes on the role of Stanford’s client, a movie star looking to recreate the 60s classic that made famous her now-deceased mother – who perished in a fire.
The famed Canadian filmmaker is known for pushing the boundaries of film-making and eroticism, from his horrifying exploration of the media in 1983’s Videodrome to 2012’s Cosmopolis, in which Robert Pattinson’s world implodes from the backseat of a chauffeured car.
In Maps to the Stars, we see Robert in the front seat of the limo as chauffeur – but it appears his character crosses the partition to get frisky with Julianne’s.
No official release has been announced.