The lineup for the 2014 Cannes Film Festival was announced earlier today, and as expected, David Cronenberg's upcoming psychosexual thriller Maps To The Stars will be in competition. Based on the film's very NSFW trailer, it's going to be signature Cronenberg: surreal, violent, subversive, and sexy. We can't wait.
The film stars John Cusack as the millionaire patriarch of what appears to be one seriously demented Hollywod family. Olivia Williams plays his wife, who's also the manager of their petulant child star son (fresh out of rehab, of course). But, the real intrigue looks to revolve around the relationship between the family's pyromaniac daughter (Mia Wasikowska), an aging star (Julianne Moore), and her limo driver (Robert Pattinson). From what we can gather, the three are involved in a twisted love triangle that features Moore and Pattinson getting hot and heavy in the back of a limo.
This marks the second time RPattz has collaborated with Cronenberg — the first was in the mind-bending Cosmopolis. The Canadian auteur is one of the edgiest directors working today, and a surefire way for Pattinson to shed his Twilight skin. That, and sex with Julianne Moore in the back of a limo, of course.