Filming began last week and we now have a new synopsis for Maps To The Stars!
Via The Wrap:
A contemporary tale exploring the demons of our celebrity-obsessed society, story follows the Weiss family, which is led by Stafford (Cusack), a psychotherapist and life coach who made his fortune with self-help books. His wife (Williams) is the overbearing mother-manager of their 13-year-old son (Bird), a TV star recently out of drug rehab. Their estranged daughter (Wasikowska) has just been released from a psychiatric hospital and befriended a limo driver (Pattinson) who is also an aspiring actor.
One of Stafford’s celebrity clients is Havana (Moore), an actress with an unusual new assistant. Havana’s dream of reprising her dead mother’s (Gadon) starring role from the 1960s slowly crumbles while ghosts, death and all manner of vices collide.
We’ve posted about the character descriptions already HERE but this is the first time Robert Pattinson’s character (Jerome) has been officially described. Also, the synopsis tells you more about the story and Sarah Gadon’s character (Clarice) and her relationship with Julianne Moore (Havana). Also note a name change to John Cusack’s character, previously Sanford and now Stafford.
Screen Daily reported on official word of principal photography beginning:
eOne and Prospero Pictures executives reported on Monday  that principal photography has begun on David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars.
The shoot in Toronto and Los Angeles is expected to last 30 days. eOne will distribute directly in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia and New Zealand, while eOne Films International handles all remaining international rights.
“Maps To The Stars marks a return to the shocking and audacious cinema Cronenberg fans love, with a fantastic cast of award-winners and hugely talented newcomers,” said Katz.
Happy filming for cast and crew of Maps To The Stars! We can’t wait to see it. 🙂