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Previous to "Dracula Untold", Gadon had feature film roles in "A Dangerous Method" and "Cosmopolis", also guest-starring in the Canadian-lensed TV series "Are You Afraid of the Dark?", "Dark Oracle", "Doc", "In a Heartbeat", "La Femme Nikita", "Life with Derek" and "Mutant X".
She is currently shooting the supernatural feature "The 9th Life of Louis Drax".
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- Michael Stevens
Ever since Twilight, Robert Pattinson has been doing his best to shed his Edward Cullen persona by taking on unique and complicated roles. The actor’s latest effort is Maps to the Stars, which sees him re-teaming with director David Cronenberg after the moderately successful Cosmopolis. Unlike in that film though, this time around, the actor takes on more of a supporting part.
Maps to the Stars is a biting satire that focuses on Hollywood and the cult of celebrity. It’s a sharp, comic look at the entertainment industry and boasts several great performances and clever writing. Though not for everyone, I enjoyed the film quite a bit and am happy to see that it’s been receiving mostly positive reviews thus far.
A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to sit down for an exclusive interview with Pattinson while he was in Toronto promoting Maps to the Stars. »
- Matt Joseph
Cameras are now rolling on the big screen adaptation of Liz Jensen’s bestselling 2004 novel, The 9th Life Of Louis Drax. Marking the screenwriting debut of Max Minghella – an actor, whose credits include The Social Network, The Ides Of March and Horns – the supernatural thriller is being helmed by Alexandre Aja (2006’s The Hills Have Eyes), and stars Jamie Dornan (The Fall, Fifty Shades Of Grey), Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis, Maps To The Stars), and Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad). Aiden Longworth (Hector And The Search For Happiness) features as the title character – Louis Drax.
Focusing on the titular young boy as he turns 9 years old, his birthday sees the latest in a long line of strange mishaps constitute a near-fatal fall. Louis’ primary psychologist, Dr. Allan Pascal (Dornan), tries to uncover the bizarre circumstances surrounding the accident and, as a result, delves deeper into the sinister occurrences that have marred Louis’ entire life. »
- Sarah Myles
Robert Pattinson appears in his second film with Canada’s king of darkness, David Cronenberg. He’s an aspiring actor who is really a chauffeur in Maps to the Stars, Cronenberg’s searing satire on Tinseltown. Pattinson’s performance shows that, as in Cosmopolis, Cronenberg pushes him to new heights as an actor and adds new and surprising elements to his repertoire. The onetime teen heartthrob from the Twilight era is gone, what we see now is a grown man with talent, breaking down barriers and exploring new depths. M&C spoke with Pattinson at the Toronto International Film Festival. Robert Pattinson in Maps to […] »
- Anne Brodie
Canadian director David Cronenberg never ceases to deliver unpredictable, buzzworthy films.
His latest venture, "Maps to the Stars," is no exception. "Maps" follows a bunch of Hollywoodites who are searching for fame in their own individual ways -- and underneath it all is a (very) dysfunctional family drama.
Moviefone Canada spoke to Cronenberg about this project, and the filmmaker talked openly about choosing specific actors for his movies, why "Maps" has been described as a "fever dream," and whether or not this will be his last film.
Moviefone Canada: John Cusack has described this movie as a "fever dream" -- a description I've always really liked. What are your thoughts on that, in terms of this film?
David Cronenberg: I think that's a better description than saying "satire," because it's easy to just say "satire" and move on. Bruce [Wagner] and I always object to that, because I think the »
- Chris Jancelewicz
The arrogance of man is thinking nature is in our control. To celebrate the release of Godzilla on Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ , DVD and Digital HD™, we are giving you the chance to win a copy on DVD.
In this gritty, realistic sci-fi action epic, Godzilla returns to its roots as one of the world’s most recognized monsters. Directed by Gareth Edwards (Monsters) and featuring an all-star international cast, this spectacular adventure pits Godzilla against malevolent creatures that, bolstered by humanity’s scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence.
Godzilla stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Inception), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Cosmopolis), and Oscar® nominee Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), alongside Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck., The Bourne Legacy) and Bryan Cranston (Argo, TV’s Breaking Bad).
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- Dan Bullock
Ok, so that's an exaggeration, but the actress is definitely grateful to the Canadian filmmaker. She first appeared in his "A Dangerous Method," then his son Brandon's "Antiviral," then back to David for "Cosmopolis," and now she's in his latest star-studded film, "Maps to the Stars," in which she plays the spirit of a dead Hollywood thespian.
Moviefone Canada chatted with a cheerful Gadon at the Toronto Film Festival, where she spoke in detail about Cronenberg's directing style and focusing too much on Julianne Moore's performance.
(Watch video interview, above.) »
- Chris Jancelewicz
Many argue that David Cronenberg has lost his way. The Canadian director has been on somewhat of a roll since the mid 70s and though there have been perceived missteps over the years, Crash and eXistenZ were both largely maligned on release but have found their ardent supporters in the years since. I expect that to some extent, the recent batch of Cronenberg titles might also find a following in 10 or 15 years but I expect those fans won't be quite as supportive because the movies simply aren't that good. A Dangerous Method (review) is a minor achievement which is largely memorable for the performances by an all star cast but Cosmopolis ( [Continued ...] »
Box Office Mojo is back – and how tons of information online can vanish when you least expect it By now, everyone who cares about movie box-office information is aware that the website Box Office Mojo, the Web's premier source of box-office news and data, is back online after disappearing for much of Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, 2014. During that period of total silence, Twitter was abuzz with speculations — a technical glitch? A hacker attack? An alien invasion? — lamentations, and eulogies. For a brief while, the ever-reliable (sarcasm) Wikipedia referred to Box Office Mojo in the past tense. How did it all happen? Well, some time on Friday, journalists, bloggers, and box-office aficionados noticed that Box Office Mojo was being redirected to an Internet Movie Database page featuring the latest box-office information — which, on that site, isn't either much "latest" or much information at all. But why would Box Office Mojo be redirected to the IMDb? »
- Andre Soares
Asked when she last had a full month off from acting, Sarah Gadon takes a long pause and says, “I can’t remember.”
That tells you a lot about Gadon and her skyrocketing career. The 27-year-old is on the line from her Toronto home where she’s catching her breath after filming two movies simultaneously, both of which open this month.
“I was shooting Dracula Untold, and they let me come back home to Toronto to shoot my part in Maps to the Stars. They put all my scenes together, I shot it, went back to Ireland, shot Dracula, and here I am talking to you.”
Maps to the Stars, director David Cronenberg’s study of desperate Hollywood lives, casts Gadon as a 1960s movie star and the dead mother to ageing actor Julianne Moore. Gadon, who’s appeared in films such as Belle,Enemy and Cosmopolis, says working opposite Moore was inspiring. »
- Ingrid Randoja - Cineplex Magazine
Exclusive: While she’s got TV projects 12 Monkeys and Schitt’s Creek on deck, Canadian actress Emily Hampshire has added a new feature to her résumé. She’ll reteam with her My Awkward Sexual Adventure director Sean Garrity for Borealis. The drama follows an unemployed gambler who takes his estranged pot-smoking teenage daughter on a dangerous road trip to Churchill, Manitoba to show her the magnificent Northern Lights — before her vision disorder renders her completely blind. Kevin Pollak and Joey King also star in the Buffalo Gal Pictures production.
Hampshire, whose credits also include Rookie Blue and Cosmopolis, is starring in Syfy’s 12 Monkeys which premieres January 15. She’s playing the female version of Brad’s Pitt’s character in the original Terry Gilliam film. The CBC’s Schitt’s Creek also premieres in January with Eugene Levy and Catherine O’Hara.
- Nancy Tartaglione
Actress Sarah Gadon is, as she says in the below interview, predisposed to certain kinds of horror. Having worked with David Cronenberg several times (A Dangerous Method, Cosmopolis, Maps To The Stars), as well as appeared in such notable oddities as The Moth Diaries, Antiviral and Enemy, the Canadian has seen her fair share of bizarre things. In Dracula Untold, she plays Mirena, the wife of Vlad the Impaler - of course the man who eventually becomes Dracula. Gadon has been a part of some »
- Eric Walkuski
David Cronenberg has claimed that all his films are comedies.
He admitted that they may not follow the "traditional definition of a comedy" but he considers there to be a "humorous aspect" to every project.
"At Cannes, someone said, 'Have you ever considered making a comedy?'" the veteran filmmaker told Vulture.
"And I said, 'I've done nothing but'. Not maybe the traditional definition of a comedy, where it ends with a feel-good kind of thing, but for me, there is an observed and humorous aspect to the human condition and, of course, exploring the human condition is really what art is about.
"And I can't imagine not having humour be part of it. I just can't imagine it."
Maps to the Stars, 2014.
Directed by David Cronenberg.
A twisted tale about the inner workings of a Hollywood family and the tragic past that they can’t escape.
For the first time in his career David Cronenberg has made a movie in America and what a film it is. Maps to the Stars is a deliciously satirical take on Hollywood which examines the twisted culture that so many love.
We’re firstly introduced to the burnt and scarred Agatha (superbly played by go-to Indie girl Mia Wasikowska) as she arrives in the brilliant sunshine of La. Through a series of meetings and a cameo from Carrie Fisher, she starts work as a personal assistant to washed up actress Havana Segrand (Moore). Havana is one of those characters that you love to hate. She’s selfish, »
- Helen Murdoch
David Cronenberg's Hollywood-centered family melodrama Maps to the Stars marks the veteran director's second straight film with Twilight alum Robert Pattinson after 2012's Cosmopolis. Although many still see Pattinson as vampire heartthrob Edward Cullen, Cronenberg told The Hollywood Reporter he could easily look past that. "I have no problem ignoring that," the director said of Pattinson's Twilight past. "Of course I watched the first Twilight movie just to see what he was like and get a feel for his screen presence and so on and so on…by the time you're on the set, it's just the two of
- Hilary Lewis
The 9th Life of Louis Drax chronicles an accident involving a mysterious young boy named Louis Drax, Deadline reports.
The story is an adaptation of the novel of the same name from author Liz Jensen.
Gadon has been cast as the female lead in the role of the character Natalie.
Principal photography on the feature will begin this October in Vancouver, Canada.
Director: David Cronenberg; Screenwriter: Bruce Wagner; Starring: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Evan Bird, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Carrie Fisher; Running time: 111 mins; Certificate: 18
David Cronenberg movies rarely fail to provoke strong and conflicting feelings from the viewer, whether it be the compelling alienation of Cosmopolis or the involving revulsion of Eastern Promises. His latest offering Maps To The Stars is no exception, offering a scintillating study of the repercussions of suppressing traumatic episodes and boasting engrossing portrayals from Julianne Moore and Mia Wasikowska.
Famed for his venereal 'body horror' movies, Cronenberg positions Hollywood as a diseased, festering and parasitic entity. Alongside the celebrity culture it promotes, it bears a sickly yet addictive quality to the fascinating array of characters we encounter, especially those seemingly inspired by real-life famous figures.
There's hysterical Lohan-esque actress Havana (Moore), desperate to portray her famous deceased mother in a movie, and Benjie (Evan Bird »
Deadline is reporting that Miramax’s adaptation of Liz Jensen’s best-seller, The 9th Life Of Louis Drax, has secured its female lead in Canadian actress Sarah Gadon. On the heels of yesterday’s news that Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul had joined, the fantasy adaptation continues to make leaps and bounds.
The studio have Horns director Alexandre Aja in the director’s chair, which will make for a heady recipe indeed. The film follows the titular Louis Drax (as yet uncast), a clumsy boy who has spent a lifetime getting into a host of narrow squeaks. It’s only on his ninth birthday when the tyke suffers a near-fatal fall from a cliff that the story bends reality as we know it. Fifty Shades Of Grey’s Jamie Dornan is attached to play Dr. Allan Pascale, a clinician who comes to Louis’ aid.
Gadon’s role is unspecified, but as the lead, »
- Gem Seddon
Exclusive: Canadian actress Sarah Gadon has landed the female lead in The 9th Life Of Louis Drax, the adaptation of Liz Jensen’s best selling novel that Alexandre Aja (Horns) is directing for Miramax. The thriller centers on Louis Drax, a young boy who suffers a near-fatal fall on his ninth birthday. A psychologist probing into the accident is drawn into a mystery that tests the boundaries of fantasy and reality. Gadon has emerged in recent years with striking back-to-back roles in Brandon Cronenberg’s Antiviral and David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis, and won the role of Louis’ mother Natalie in a competitive casting search. She’ll star opposite Fifty Shades of Grey‘s Jamie Dornan as Dr. Allan Pascal and Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul, who is set to play the boy’s father.
- Jen Yamato
It might not be accurate to say that director David Cronenberg has matured since his days of being the veritable king of body horror with movies like The Fly and Videodrome, but his tastes certainly have changed. His most recent film, Cosmopolis, was a bizarre experimental thriller which was largely based around watching lead actor Robert Pattinson monologue in the back of a limousine, and prior to that Cronenberg had become far more interested in directing dark, character-oriented dramas like A Dangerous Method and A History of Violence.
Pattinson’s involvement wasn’t quite enough to get Twilight fans flocking out in droves to see Cosmopolis, which was ultimately a box office flop, but Cronenberg’s prestige as a director means that he has never had trouble attracting big names to his movies. Maps to the Stars, his upcoming ...
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- H. Shaw-Williams
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