eOne and Prospero Pictures appear to have put the kibosh on an awards run for Cannes best actress winner Julianne Moore in a deal that sees David Cronenberg’s Maps To The Stars switch US distributors from eOne to Focus World.
eOne and Prospero Pictures co-financed the film, which will now go out through Universal’s platform Focus World in early 2015 in what could be an ancillary-only release.
Maps To The Stars will screen at the Toronto International and New York film festivals and centres on a highly dysfunctional family. Starring alongside Moore are Mia Wasikowska, John Cusack, Olivia Williams, Sarah Gadon and Robert Pattinson.
Prospero’s Martin Katz produced with SBS Productions’ Saïd Ben Saïd and Michel Merkt. Sentient Entertainment’s Renee Tab and eOne’s Benedict Carver are the executive producers.
eOne Films International handles world sales and eOne will distribute directly in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.