eOne has closed multiple deals on David Cronenberg’s new thriller Maps to the Stars, starring Mia Wasikowska, Julianne Moore, Robert Pattinson and John Cusack.
Deals have closed with Benelux (Cineart), Poland (Monolith), Scandinavia (Mis Label), Iceland (Gmight), Switzerland (PatheAG), Portugal (Lusomundo), Turkey (Calinos), Israel (Shani), Greece (Hollywood) and Former Yugoslavia (Discovery).
Deals are set to close shortly for C.I.S., Middle East, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Hong Kong and India.
Production is scheduled to kick off on July 8 in Toronto and Los Angeles on the ghost story that also doubles as a commentary on celebrity culture in Los Angeles. Bruce Wagner wrote the screenplay.
eOne will directly distribute the film in the US, Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
eOne and Prospero Pictures are co-financing and Katz produces with SBS Productions’ Saïd Ben Saïd.
Do you both know what you’ll be shooting next?
MOORE: Yes, I’m going to do a film with David Cronenberg this summer, called Maps to the Stars. It’s based on a Bruce Wagner novel. I’m very, very excited.
His got this vehicle filled to the brim – front and back!
Is the project with Robert Pattinson still a go?
Yes, we haven’t given up yet. So far it hasn’t worked, but the script is fantastic and working with Rob would be great fun
Source via rpblog
Led by the loathsome yet funny and touching child-star Benjie, we witness 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, Agatha, Benjie’s tormented, apparently psychotic sister. As much as it is a sharp, comic look at a vacant and corrupt world, MAPS TO THE STARS is also a haunting ghost story.
Here is what this person tweeted today.
@MediaEyeTweets: More names attending #Cannes include Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson, Duran Duran, Lionel Richie & Robert Pattinson