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Mia Wasikowska, Oliva Williams and Evan Bird join the cast of Maps to the Stars   1 comment



eOne Entertainment Press Release:

Toronto/Los Angeles – May 8, 2013 – Entertainment One Films (“eOne”) and Martin Katz’s Prospero Pictures are pleased to announce that Mia Wasikowska (Lawless, Jane Eyre, Alice in Wonderland), Olivia Williams (Hyde Park on the Hudson, The Ghost Writer), and Evan Bird (TV’s The Killing) have joined the all-star cast of the upcoming thriller Maps to the Stars from award-winning director David Cronenberg, which is set to begin production this July in Toronto and Los Angeles.

Maps to the Stars is a haunting ghost story and scathing attack on the celebrity-obsessed society of LA. Following an exhaustive search, Cronenberg found newcomer Bird for the role of Benjie, a troubled, drug-addicted child starwhile Williams will play Cristina his manipulative mother. Wasikowska comes on board as Benjie’s sister Agatha, his disfigured, schizophrenic, fame-obsessed sister.

Wasikowska, Williams and Bird join Julianne Moore (The Kids Are All Right, Game Change, Children of Men), John Cusack (2012, Identity, Being John Malkovich), Robert Pattinson (The Twilight Saga series, Water for Elephants) and Sarah Gadon (A Dangerous MethodAntiviral), who are already cast.

“The level of talent that we are attracting to this film speaks to the continuing allure of David Cronenberg,” said producer Martin Katz. “We are thrilled to share these latest casting additions as we take this exciting new project to Cannes.”

Co-financed by eOne and Prospero Pictures, the film is being produced by Prospero Pictures’ Martin Katz together with SBS Productions’ Saïd Ben Saïd. Sentient Entertainment’s Renee Tab, Cronenberg’s manager, will executive produce. eOne’s Benedict Carver is executive producing and will oversee the film for the studio. Integral Films’ Alfred Hurmer is co-producing.

Written by Bruce Wagner (Wild Palms), the film’s talented production team also includes Deirdre Bowen (casting), Carol Spier (production designer), Peter Suschitzky (DOP), Ron Sanders (editor) and Academy Award-winner Howard Shore (composer).

Launching sales of the film in Cannes, eOne Films International will handle worldwide rights. eOne will directly distribute Maps to the Stars in the U.S., Canada, the UK and Australia/NZ

From THR

TORONTO – Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Williams and Evan Bird have joined the cast of David Cronenberg’s thrillerMaps to the Stars ahead of a July shoot in Toronto and Los Angeles.

Newcomer Bird will play a troubled, drug-addicted child star, while Williams will play his manipulative mother, and Wasikowska his disfigured, schizophrenic, fame-obsessed sister.

The trio join Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Robert Pattinson and Sarah Gadon who were earlier cast.