5 Fun Facts About Robert Pattinson in Maps to the Stars

Robert Pattinson is transitioning from being a Twilight star and teen heartthrob to being a bone fide major player and critically acclaimed actor in Hollywood. His work with Canadian director David Cronenberg has a lot to do with Pattinson’s emerging reputation as one of the most sought after young actors in Hollywood. So what’s next for Pattinson and Cronenberg? How about an absurdist comedy that takes a jab at Hollywood? Here are 5 things you didn’t know about Robert Pattinson and David Cronenberg’s 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.”

Related Link: Interview: Martin Katz Cosmopolis Producer Talks About His Fascinating Career

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.

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 Werner 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.

Related Link: Sarah Gadon Cover Story – Real Style Spring 2013

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.

Photo Courtesy of: Alfama Films (Robert Pattinson in David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis)

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