Maps to the Stars movie: Robert Pattinson and Julianne Moore star in satirical story of Hollywood

Director David Cronenburg reunites with Pattinson after their work on Cosmopolis in 2012

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Robert Pattinson, Julianne Moore and John Cusack will co-star in Maps to the Stars, an unsettling, satirical story of the magnetic madness within Hollywood and its impact on individuals and their relationships.

Director David Cronenburg will re-unite with Pattinson for his latest offering, two years after their work together on Cosmopolis back in 2012.

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A story is told of the Weiss family, a Hollywood dynasty, and the dysfunctional lives all four members lead.

Events transpire from the return of siblings Benjie (Evan Bird) and Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) from rehab and a psychiatric ward, respectively.

Their feelings that their parents (John Cusack and Olivia Williams) will either reject or try to completely control them depict a certain message regarding the egotism that Hollywood breeds.

The Hollywood obsession that poisons the Weiss family is also seen through Moore’s character, who is constantly haunted by her late famous mother, and Pattinson’s, who plays a limo driver who dreams of acting and writing success in Hollywood.

Limo driver Jerome was inspired by screenplay writer Bruce Wagner’s own experiences when starting out in Hollywood.

Pattinson comments on the nature of his character: “Jerome would never accept that he is just a limo driver. I think he feels he’s just waiting for his break.”

Jerome is used as a stark contrast of sanity in an otherwise damaged and disturbing Hollywood.

Maps to the Stars will be released in UK cinemas on 26th September.