Rumours emerged in Cannes last week that Robert Pattinson may work with David Cornenberg again soon, although there was no news what the film might be. However now The Playlist has spoken to the director and got a few more details, which suggests the film may be the dark comedy/drama Map To The Stars, and may not just have Pattinson, but may also star Cronenberg’s other favourite, Viggo Mortensen.
He says, “I asked Rob if he would be interested in playing a particular role in it and he said ‘yes, he would’. Likewise, Viggo [Mortensen] is interested in a role. It would be very interesting. This is a project called Maps To The Stars written by Bruce Wagner who is a wonderful L.A. screenwriter.”
However it’s early days as, “It’s not a go picture. We have a script that I love that Bruce wrote. It’s a very difficult film to get made, as was Cosmopolis actually. Whether I can get this movie to happen, I tried it five years ago, I couldn’t get it made, so I still might not be able to get it made.”
The plot is about two child actors ruined by Hollywood’s depravity. Back when he was trying to make it years ago, he had this to say about the film, “You could say it’s a Hollywood film because the characters are agents, actors and managers, but it is not a satire like The Player. … Hollywood is a world that is seductive and repellent at the same time, and it is the combination of the two that makes it so potent. I won’t fall back on some cliches or simplistic sloganeering, because the culture and what it reveals about Western culture and the rest of the world is very complex.”