Maps to the Stars (2014)

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  • IMDb page: Maps to the Stars (2014)
  • Rate: 6.4/10 total 8,225 votes 
  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 27 February 2015 (USA)
  • Runtime: 111 min
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)
  • Director: David Cronenberg
  • Stars: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson | See full cast and crew »
  • Original Music By: Howard Shore   
  • Soundtrack: Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Hollywood | Actress | Aspiring Actor | Child Star | Ghost

Writing Credits By:

  • Bruce Wagner (screenplay)

Known Trivia

  • In an almost 50-year career, this was the very first time that David Cronenberg ever filmed anything in the United States (his previous movies were mostly shot in Canada or the UK). The film shot for 5 days in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills (location manager Scott Trimble) and 24 days in Cronenberg’s native Toronto (location manager Marty Dejczak). 39 of 41 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Viggo Mortensen and Rachel Weisz were considered for the roles of Dr. Stafford Weiss and Havana Segrand. Both left the project due schedule conflicts and were replaced by John Cusack and Julianne Moore. 28 of 29 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Actress and novelist Carrie Fisher appears as herself in Maps to the Stars (2014). Fisher is best known for playing the role of ‘Princess Leia’ in the Star Wars (1977) series. David Cronenberg’s regular cinematographer Peter Suschitzky was the director of photography of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980). 4 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • In Maps to the Stars (2014) this 32 real-life stars, celebrities and historical figures are mentioned: Ryan Seacrest, Tatum O’Neal, Ryan O’Neal, Juliette Lewis, Ryan Gosling, Drew Barrymore, Emma Watson, Paul Thomas Anderson, Garry Marshall, Bernardo Bertolucci, Carrie Fisher, Anne Hathaway, Robert Downey Jr., Demi Lovato, Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Kiernan Shipka, Shirley Temple, Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Lance Armstrong, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Cassidy, David Cassidy, Shaun Cassidy, Harvey Weinstein, Chuck Lorre, Al Gore, The Dalai Lama, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Mother Teresa and Carl Gustav Jung. 4 of 4 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Novelist and screenwriter Bruce Wagner appears uncredited in Maps to the Stars (2014): He is the bald chauffeur wearing sunglasses and a black suit who’s standing in the background as Benjie Weiss is insulting Arnold in front of the L.A. Children’s Hospital. Wagner used to work as a chauffeur and limousine driver before becoming famous as a novelist. 2 of 2 found this interesting Interesting? Yes No |
  • Julianne Moore and Mia Wasikowska previously played a mother and daughter in The Kids Are All Right, in which Wasikowska’s character also came from an unorthodox family with a lot of baggage. Is this interesting? Interesting? Yes No |

Plot: A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. Full summary » |  »

Story: The Weiss family is the archetypical Hollywood dynasty: father Stafford is an analyst and coach, who has made a fortune with his self-help manuals; mother Cristina mostly looks after the career of their son Benjie, 13, a child star. One of Stafford’s clients, Havana, is an actress who dreams of shooting a remake of the movie that made her mother, Clarice, a star in the 60s. Clarice is dead now and visions of her come to haunt Havana at night… Adding to the toxic mix, Benjie has just come off a rehab program he joined when he was 9 and his sister, Agatha, has recently been released from a sanatorium where she was treated for criminal pyromania and befriended a limo driver Jerome who is also an aspiring actor. Written byNew_Rodro

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Produced By:

  • Saïd Ben Saïd known as producer
  • Joseph Boccia known as line producer
  • Sarah Borch-Jacobsen known as assistant producer
  • Benedict Carver known as executive producer
  • Kevin Chneiweiss known as assistant producer
  • Walter Gasparovic known as co-producer
  • Alfred Hürmer known as co-producer
  • Martin Katz known as producer
  • Michel Merkt known as producer
  • Renee Tab known as executive producer
  • Patrice Theroux known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Julianne Moore known as Havana Segrand
  • Mia Wasikowska known as Agatha Weiss
  • John Cusack known as Dr. Stafford Weiss
  • Evan Bird known as Benjie Weiss
  • Olivia Williams known as Christina Weiss
  • Robert Pattinson known as Jerome Fontana
  • Kiara Glasco known as Cammy
  • Sarah Gadon known as Clarice Taggart
  • Dawn Greenhalgh known as Genie
  • Jonathan Watton known as Sterl Carruth
  • Jennifer Gibson known as Starla Gent
  • Gord Rand known as Damien Javitz
  • Justin Kelly known as Rhett
  • Niamh Wilson known as Sam
  • Clara Pasieka known as Gretchen
  • Emilia McCarthy known as Kayla
  • Allegra Fulton known as Harriet
  • Domenic Ricci known as Micah
  • Jayne Heitmeyer known as Azita Wachtel
  • Sean G Robertson known as Roy (as Sean Robertson)
  • Ari Cohen known as Jeb Berg
  • Joe Pingue known as Arnold
  • Christian Lloyd known as Stu
  • Donald Burda known as Hank
  • Carrie Fisher known as Carrie Fisher
  • Amanda Brugel known as Victoria / Star! Channel Interviewer
  • Alden Adair known as 2nd AD (Blue Matrix)
  • David Amito known as PA (Blue Matrix)
  • Dan Lett known as Talkshow Host
  • Sandra Battaglini known as Havana's Housekeeper
  • Joanne Reece known as Nurse
  • Chris Anton known as Masseur Rusty
  • George Nickolas K. known as Dispatcher (as George Kolitsopoulos)
  • Joseph Murray known as Young Intern
  • Adrienne Wilson known as Wife
  • Murray Furrow known as Husband
  • Neil Girvan known as Bad Babysitter 2 Director
  • Byron Lane known as Celebrity Assistant
  • Ramiro Paré known as Entourage crew
  • Bruce Wagner known as Benjie's Chauffeur

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  • Alan D'Angerio known as hairstylist: Julianne Moore
  • Steven Dawley known as special effects makeup assistant
  • Verity Fiction known as makeup artist (additional)
  • Cliona Furey known as head of hair department
  • Susan Reilly LeHane known as makeup artist: Julianne Moore

Art Department:

  • John Bannister known as key scenic artist
  • Edward Bonutto known as art director: Los Angeles
  • Joe Curtin known as construction coordinator
  • Danielle Fleury known as assistant set decorator
  • Sonia Gemmiti known as second assistant art director
  • Kevin Haeberlin known as Leadman
  • Sophia Male known as assistant
  • Don Miloyevich known as property master Los Angeles
  • Alexander Narizni known as set dresser
  • Timothy Peel known as assistant art director
  • Thibault Pelletier known as painter
  • Thibault Pelletier known as set painter
  • Beau Turner known as art department assistant


Production Companies:

  • Prospero Pictures
  • Sentient Entertainment
  • SBS Productions
  • Integral Film

Other Companies:

  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  hydrascope telescoping crane arm (uncredited)
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  stabilized remote camera systems (uncredited)
  • Cohen & Gardner  production legal
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • Entertainment One  funding
  • Film Finances  film completion guarantor
  • Hall Webber  production legal
  • Howe Records  soundtrack
  • Revival 629  sound stages
  • Tattersall Sound  Avid rentals
  • Tattersall Sound  post-production facilities

Additional Details


  • Adler Entertainment (2014) (Italy) (theatrical)
  • Alfa Films (2014) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Cinetel (2014) (Hungary) (theatrical)
  • Cinéart (2014) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One FIlms (2014) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Entertainment One (2014) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Future Film (2014) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Le Pacte (2014) (France) (theatrical)
  • MFA Filmdistribution (2014) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Presidio (2014) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Shaw Organisation (2014) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Focus World (2014) (USA) (all media)
  • Front Row Filmed Entertainment (2014) (United Arab Emirates) (all media) (Middle East, North Africa & Iran)
  • IPA Asia Pacific (2014) (Taiwan) (all media)

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Special Effects:

  • Switch VFX (visual effects)

Visual Effects by:

  • David Alexander known as senior cgi artist
  • Jun Asido known as data technician
  • Barb Benoit known as digital compositor
  • Jon Campfens known as visual effects supervisor
  • Peter Denomme known as visual effects producer
  • Gudrun Heinze known as digital compositor
  • Abhyuday Karn known as digital compositor
  • Tanya Kular known as digital compositor
  • Jef Lonn known as digital compositor
  • Christian Moreton known as compositor
  • Beau Parsons known as digital compositor
  • Beau Parsons known as on-set supervisor
  • Beau Parsons known as visual effects coordinator
  • Brent Pate known as visual effects producer
  • Paige Reynolds known as digital compositor
  • Brandon Rogers known as cg artist
  • Alexander L. Stephan known as fx artist
  • Tanzir Uzzaman known as digital compositor
  • Chris Wallace known as digital intermediate colourist
  • Beryl Wu known as cg artist

MPAA: Rated R for strong disturbing violence and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug material


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