For those who may have been getting anxious about David Cronenberg’s Maps to the Stars, today is a big day. Acclaimed actors John Cusack, Julianne Moore and Sarah Gadon have now joined the cast.
Robert Pattinson, who worked with Cronenberg to great effect in Cosmopolis and verbally signed up to Maps early on, will be there to greet them on set.
It’s good news for the Bruce Wagner penned project which looked to have hit choppy waters in recent months.
In March, during press rounds for Oz: The Great and Powerful, Rachel Weisz revealed she was no longer attached to Maps and long-standing Cronenberg muse Viggo Mortensen also seems to have left the building.
Plans to begin shooting in June also appeared to hit a snag when Cronenberg took an acting role in Luca Guadagnino’s I am Love, synchronously another Don DeLillo adaptation which is due to begin filming this summer.
To say Maps now boasts a stellar payload is an understatement.
The addition of the multi-award winning Moore, Cusack and Gadon — and, of course — Pattinson sends a flare across the industry that Cronenberg’s six year labor of love is now back on track to the big screen.
Maps will be available to buyers at Cannes and begins shooting in July. eOne will c0-finance with Martin Katz, also producing, via Prospero Pictures, while eOne will market the film in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Say it loud, Maps to the Stars cometh.