MAPS TO THE STARS UK Trailer: David Cronenberg Points To Betrayal
It's very similar to the red-band trailer that came out earlier this year, before the film debuted at Cannes. Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, and Robert Pattinson star; Bruce Wagner wrote the screenplay. Our own Jason Gorber saw Maps to the Stars at Cannes and was not impressed:
For the second film in a row, David Cronenberg has made a stinker. Yes, there were some bits in Cosmopolis that didn't suck, but it was hardly vintage DC. As I mentioned in my review for that other Robert Pattinson-in-a-limo movie, my biggest disappointment of late isn't that Cronenberg is trying new things (applause!), stepping outside for the last decade or so from his bread-and-butter genre flicks. But I am really not along for the ride with his latest foray into somber, clinical and dreary character pieces.
With all due respect to Mr. Gorber, I loved Cosmopolis. But I think it's great that Cronenberg is still making pictures that divide audiences, and I'm looking forward to seeing whether I love (or hate it) when it opens in theaters near me. (I hope, as soon as possible.) You can watch the trailer below.