Today there’s good news for Robert Pattinson fans and pyromaniacs alike: The first trailer for David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” has finally been released, and it looks downright amazing.
The movie, which will likely have its first screening next month at the Cannes Film Festival, tells the story of a dark and sordid series of entanglements up in the Hollywood hills. Julianne Moore stars as Havana Segrand, an actress in search of a new personal assistant — which she finds in the form of Mia Wasikowska, looking every inch the creepster ingenue in a Louise Brooks bob, a pair of elbow-length gloves, and the enigmatic sort of smile that says, “I’m going to set everything you love on fire, and it’s just going to be adorable.”
The trailer wastes no time in revealing that Wasikowska’s character is not what she seems: She’s the recently de-institutionalized pyromaniac daughter of local self-made millionaire Stanford Weiss (John Cusack), and the reasons for her return to her hometown are unclear but probably unsavory.
Robert Pattinson also stars, as Havana Segrand’s limo driver and sometime lover — if you hang on until 1:54, you’ll see him getting sexy-nasty with her in the backseat of the car — and is sporting quite the down-home Midwestern accent to boot.
The only bad news: For those of us who can’t travel to the south of France for the premiere reveal of “Maps to the Stars,” the trailer gives no hint of when we’ll be able to see it onscreen. But with an all-star cast, a Hollywood setting and the promise of some steamy R-Pattz screen time, we’re guessing this movie will find its way in front of a big, appreciative audience by the end of the year.