“The level of talent that we are attracting to this film speaks to the continuing allure of David Cronenberg,” said producer Martin Katz. “We are thrilled to share these latest casting additions as we take this exciting new project to Cannes.” Source
Mia Wasikowska & Olivia Williams have joined the cast of Maps To The Stars along with Evan Bird (who we already told you about a little earlier)
This is shaping up to be one great cast!
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams and Evan Bird have joined the cast of David Cronenberg’s thriller Maps to the Stars ahead of a July shoot in Toronto and Los Angeles.
Newcomer Bird will play a troubled, drug-addicted child star, while Williams will play his manipulative mother, and Wasikowska his disfigured, schizophrenic, fame-obsessed sister
Check out the full article HERE
His films may be freaky and funky and may not appeal to the average Joe Moviegoer, but stars line up to work with David Cronenberg. With unique stories usually married with inventive visuals, the filmmaker is simply make the kinds of movies few get the chance to do in Hollywood, and so no surprise his upcoming “Maps To The Stars” is lining up talent left and right.
The latest to come aboard on is Mia Wasikowska (“Stoker,” “Lawless,” “The Kids Are All Right”) with Olivia Williams (Miss Cross!) and Evan Bird (who him?) also signing up. They join Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore, John Cusack and Sarah Gadon in the Bruce Wagner penned movie that is both a skewering Hollywood and celebrity culture and a ghost story. While plot details have pretty much been kept secret, THR does reveal that “Bird will play a troubled, drug-addicted child star, while Williams will play his manipulative mother, and Wasikowska his disfigured, schizophrenic, fame-obsessed sister.” Drugs, disfigurement, manipulation? Yep, that’s Cronenberg.
eOne will distribute the film in the U.S., Canada, UK and Australia/New Zealand with the movie showing its wares at Cannes next week, where we presume more details will be revealed.