‘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.

"Maps To The Stars" Premiere - 52nd New York Film Festival

“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.”

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