Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
The Expendables Take Aim At TV
Sylvester Stallone is shepherding a spin-off show
Giancarlo Esposito Joins Money Monster
He's set for Jodie Foster's financial hostage crisis drama
Allison Janney On For Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
She's joined Tim Burton's latest
Jared Hess Plans To Go Overnight For Disney
He's the latest director attached to the toy store comedy
Harve Bennett 1930-2015
Star Trek movie producer and TV executive dies aged 84
Olivia Colman Joins The Night Manager
Tom Hollander and Elizabeth Debicki also set for the drama
Second Trailer For The Longest Ride Ambles In
Not everyone gets their happy ever after
Exclusive Clip From Xavier Dolan's Mommy
The Cannes-acclaimed drama shares a dance-off
New Trailer For Avengers: Age Of Ultron Smashes In
And our first (brief) look at The Vision
Dan Stevens In Talks For Beauty And The Beast
And Luke Evans will be Gaston
Ridley Scott Wants To Bring Flashman Back To Screens
Adapting George MacDonald Fraser's books
Lionsgate Creating Movie From Dust
Dodgeball's Rawson Marshall Thurber To Direct
Diablo Cody Writing The Barbie Movie
Plus possible first glimpse of He-Man's Battle Cat
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
09 February 2015
Robert Pattinson Fired Up For Brimstone
Carice van Houten also set for the Western thriller
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Maps To The Stars (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Rover (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Two Faces Of January (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Everybody Has A Plan (2013)
Empire Star Rating
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

David Cronenberg Talks Maps To The Stars
He wants Robert Pattinson to co-star

30 May 2012  |  Written by James White  |  Source: The Playlist

submit to reddit

David Cronenberg Talks Maps To The Stars

His latest film, the Robert Pattinson-starring Don DeLillo adaptation Cosmopolis received plenty of acclaim at Cannes (you can read our Damon Wise’s take on it here). So we’re hoping that means David Cronenberg finally gets the money in place to make one of his planned future projects, Maps To The Stars. Now the director is saying that he’s looking to recruit both Pattinson and Viggo Mortensen for the movie.

Talking with The Playlist, Cronenberg made it clear that the film has yet to lock in the necessary funds, but that he’s hopeful. “We have a script that I love that Bruce Wagner 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."

There’s a good reason for why it’s taken him so long – Maps is purportedly a challenging, dark comedic drama about two child actors who are ruined by Hollywood’s sleazier side. And it also could mark a first for the director: "I would want to shoot in Los Angeles and I've never shot a foot of film in America. It is very familiar to me since I was a kid; my father was born in Baltimore. And it's not like I haven't wanted to, but it's just the weirdness of co-productions and so-on and money things, really – the expense of shooting in some cities in America. So I actively would like to be shooting in LA for at least part of this movie, but once again with budgetary problems. I just don't know if I will be able to, but I would like to."

Assuming both Pattinson and Mortensen sign on, we'd imagine that'll help crack open some wallets. So keep your fingers crossed for him. Cosmopolis, meanwhile, arrives in the UK on June 15.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Lay The Favourite Trailer Online
Rebecca Hall bets on Bruce Willis
Denzel Washington Could Be The Equalizer
Update: He's in!


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Showrunner Beau Willimon Reveals 8 House Of Cards Secrets
On Kevin Spacey’s dog-dispatching and more…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)