‘Maps to the Stars’ Will Get an Oscar-Qualifying Run Says David Cronenberg


Vulture spoke to David Cronenberg at NYFF on Saturday night where said that we should expect a short US theatrical run for the film by the end of the year which would mean that it will legitimately qualify for the Golden Globes and the Oscars.

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“They’re going to do a qualifying run — I think it’s in New York and L.A. — so that it will legitimately qualify for the Golden Globes and the Oscars,” said Cronenberg, who admitted, “There was a lot of discussion. You know, they really felt that they could do a better job releasing the film in 2015, in January or February. And then, of course, the discussion was, ‘Yeah, but wouldn’t it be great if Julianne got an Oscar nomination, since she won Best Actress at Cannes?’”
A strong recent showing at the Toronto Film Festival convinced Focus World to put the film out this year, though the distributor hasn’t committed to funding a costly Oscar campaign. “You know, I think the movie will find its way regardless,” said Maps screenwriter Bruce Wagner. “It already has.”

EXCLUSIVE: Photos and Video from ‘Maps to the Stars’ Premiere at New York Film Festival


Last night, I attended the Maps to the Stars movie premiere at New York Film Festival. The movie was incredibly well done, of course I am a little biased. I did read the screenplay before the movie was filmed, but I’ll tell you, I still got chills at certain parts, and at one point, hilari-nauseous when Havana sings, “Nah Nah Nah Hey Hey Hey Goodbye” as a tribute to her competition’s little boy…well, I don’t want to spoil it for those who haven’t seen it yet.

My review, as tweeted last night:

I know the main question I’ll get is: “what about Rob Pattinson?” Fans will not be disappointed, maybe except for the fact that his role is so minor in the movie. His scenes are funny – and he’s a whole lotta pretty. And there’s one scene with a wig… Honestly, I’m starting to wonder if Bruce Wagner is a big fan of Silence of the Lambs because Havana’s mother’s name is Clarice, and in that awful wig scene with Rob Pattinson, he straight up looks like “it puts the lotion in the basket” guy.

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I’d like to comment on the score by Howard Shore, but I guess I was either laughing nervously or in complete shock – the only part of the score I remember was during the ghost scenes and it was appropriate.

It was a fun night and, if you’re reading this, you should definitely go support this movie.

Photos from before the show:

 

David Cronenberg introduced the producers, the composer, the screenwriter and actress Juilanne Moore, then announced the movie prior to showing.

The group then waved to the sold out audience from up above.

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The best part was the Q&A panel after the movie. I encourage you to watch the whole thing!

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REVIEWS: “Cronenberg takes the ensemble to darkly twisted heights as Moore leads a top-notch cast.”

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Maps To The Stars opens in the UK on Friday and we have some great reviews rounded up for you guys. There are also some great new stills to check out in our gallery below too! The Telegraph (5 stars!): This is Cronenberg’s … [Continue reading]

VIDEO: Great NEW Behind The Scenes Look At ‘Maps To The Stars’

I love seeing Behind The Scenes footage and this 10 min video has a great look at how they filmed Maps To The Stars. We've seen bits and pieces of it before but there's lots of fantastic new footage too. And here's another new clip from the … [Continue reading]

VIDEOS: New Clips From ‘Maps To The Stars’ ~ Julianne Moore Has A Threesome + More

Maps to The Stars is being released in the UK in a few days (26th Sept). While you wait though check out these great new clips from the movie. In this first one Julianne Moore's character Havana shows just how far she'll go to get a role. BE WARNED … [Continue reading]

VIDEOS: John Cusack & Robert Pattinson Interviews With Breakfast TV Toronto

Toronto's Breakfast Television spoke to Robert Pattinson & John Cusack at the Maps To The Stars Press Junket at TIFF recently where they both spoke about working with David Cronenberg, their co-stars Julianne Moore and Mia Wasikowska and lots … [Continue reading]

VIDEOS: Robert Pattinson calls MTTS raucously funny, jarring and original, Julianne Moore breaks down the film & MORE

Really enjoyed this first video of Robert Pattinson and Julianne Moore talking about the film! Sarah Gadon, Rob and David Cronenberg talk to Real Style on the red carpet. Rob tells us MTTS is raucously funny, jarring and original and … [Continue reading]

VIDEO: NEW ‘Maps To The Stars’ Canadian Trailer With Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Pattinson

Check out this great new Canadian trailer for Maps To The Stars from EOneFilms featuring new scenes! Maps To The Stars is released on October 31st in Canada. … [Continue reading]

PREMIERE: David Cronenberg, Cast & Crew On The TIFF Red Carpet For The North American ‘Maps To The Stars’ Premiere

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David Cronenberg and his Maps to The Stars cast & crew which included Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon, Olivia Williams, Evan Bird, Dawn Greenhalgh, Bruce Weber, Martin Katz & Michel Merkt hit the TIFF Red Carpet … [Continue reading]

PORTRAITS: Maps To The Stars cast & crew at the Toronto International Film Festival

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Great cast & crew portraits by Jeff Vespa! Maps To The Stars premieres tonight at TIFF and you can click HERE or HERE to start watching lifestreams around 8:30 ET. We'll post video and pics from the premiere as well as the Q&A … [Continue reading]