AFM: David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars To Screen First Footage To Buyers

It has been reported that Entertainment One will screen the fist footage of the highly anticipated and eagerly awaited Maps To The Stars directed by David Cronenberg to AFM buyers. Although the production has only just begun post-production, Cronenberg has already been hard at work compiling almost promo like clips of the film to be screened to a select group of potential buyers at the upcoming American Film Market which will take place in mid November in sunny Santa Monica.

The story of Maps To The Stars is 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.

The overwhelmingly anticipated film staring Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore and Sarah Gadon has recently published some more details about the films lead characters including all the characters last names. As we now know that Robert Pattinson will play Jerome Fontana, Julianne Moore will play Havana Segrand and Sarah Gadon will play Clarice Taggart as well as John Cusack and Mia Wasikowska who will seemingly play a married couple called Dr Stafford and Agatha Weiss.

The news follows Cronenberg’s recent press conference at the Toronto International Film Festival where he launched the David Cronenberg Evolution exhibition, Cronenberg also begun to talk a bit about what underlies in all his various films saying “The changes are more in terms of genre, of category, They all have certain things that relate — the body consciousness, the importance of the human body as the main fact of human existence and so on. This is my so-called philosophy, it’s my understanding of what it is to be a human being and that underlies all the films.”


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