What to know about Robert Pattinson in the "absurdist comedy", Maps To The Stars

What to know about Robert Pattinson in the "absurdist comedy", Maps To The Stars

While we patiently wait for Rob's next film to be filmed, a mystery film but presumed to be Mission: Blacklist, we have a fun read about Maps To The Stars, also currently a mystery as to when this will go down.

 photo RobertPattinsonStrombo2-2.jpg Real Style Network did 5 fun facts about Rob in Maps To The Stars:
1. Maps To The Stars Is Robert Pattinson’s First Major Comedy… And It’s Dark 
When we spoke with producer Martin Katz — who worked with Cronenberg and Pattinson on Cosmopolis — earlier this year, he described Maps To The Stars as an “absurdist comedy,” which will be a huge departure for Pattinson who has yet to star in a Hollywood comedy: “{I am working on my fourth collaboration with David Cronenberg called Maps To The Stars,” said Katz to Real Style. “It is an absurdist comedy about the entertainment business. We hope to be able to work with many of the people we have worked with before including Rob Pattinson.” 
(Tink: Martin spoke a little more about Rob and Cosmopolis in his interview. Click HERE to read. This will be his 4th film with David Cronenberg so the interview is a good read as well.) 
2. Maps To The Stars Pokes Fun At Hollywood 
Maps To The Stars will hopefully be a rather revealing portrait of Hollywood with the stars of the film playing characters who are agents, actors and managers. That’s right. Robert Pattinson will probably ruffle some feathers by poking fun at the film industry in what will likely be one of the most talked about dark comedies of 2014. Think Entourage with an art house makeover with the reigning king of Canadian film, David Cronenberg, at the helms. 
3. Robert Pattinson Will Likely Have Some Heavyweight Co-stars in Maps to the Stars 
Although Robert Pattinson is the only star listed as officially being a part of the exciting film, one of Cronenberg’s favourite actor-collaborators, Viggo Mortensen, is likely involved. Mortensen has famously worked with Cronenberg on A History of Violence, Eastern Promises and A Dangerous Method. Mrs. James Bond, Rachel Weisz, has also been tied to the movie. That means Robert Pattinson is going to be in good company. 
(Tink: As we know, Rachel is not going to be in MTTS. Click HERE for a recap.) 
4. Maps to the Stars Makes Robert Pattinson A Member Of Cronenberg’s Inner Circle 
Signing on to Maps To The Stars means Robert Pattinson is officially a member of David Cronenberg’s inner circle. Cronenberg is famous for collaborating multiple times with his favourite actors, including Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Irons, Vincent Cassel and Real Style’s current cover girl, Sarah Gadon, who worked with Pattinson on Cosmopolis and also starred in A Dangerous Method. When we spoke with Gadon for our Spring 2013 cover story, she talked fondly of Pattinson. When we mentioned that working with Cronenberg has probably done wonders for raising Pattinson’s artistic credibility in Hollywood, she simply responded by saying, “Now he’s going to work with Wernver Herzog.” Not bad, Rob! Pattinson will star in Herzog’s Queen of the Desert opposite Jude Law and Naomi Watts in film about Gertrude Bell’s life — an archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. 
5. Cronenberg Will Leave Toronto To Shoot Maps To The Stars With Robert Pattinson 
Although Cronenberg shoots a lot of his films, such as the Robert Pattinson headlined Cosmopolis, in his hometown of Toronto, Canada, Maps To The Stars is being filmed almost entirely in Los Angeles. It makes sense, given the story is about Hollywood.
How exciting that Rob is filming a comedy??? Sure an absurd one but those can be the best kinds. I'm so ready for Rob to bring his comedic talents back to the big screen.

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Thanks for the heads, grandmotherrob!


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