John Cusack Action Thriller ‘Blood Money’ Hits Blu-Ray In December

Growing up a Gen X baby, my indelible memory of John Cusack is his ghetto blaster, serenading Ione Skye with “In Your Eyes” moment in Say Anything. But sometimes the hero becomes the villain, and I’m pumped to see Lloyd Dobler turn evil with Blood Money. The film, starring Boyhood’s Ellar Coltrane, Willa Fitzgerald, and Jacob Artist, hits Blu-ray and DVD December 19. Details below!

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‘Maps To The Stars’ With Julianne Moore Set for 2015 Release

Per Variety, director David Cronenberg’s Los Angeles set drama Maps to the Stars, will not hit the U.S. until early 2015. Focus World snagged the U.S. distribution rights to the drama from Entertone One (eOne), and reportedly Focus World has not decided if they will release the movie, which is headlined by Julianne Moore and Robert Pattinson, on VOD (the safe bet is a theatrical & VOD release).

The story, penned by Bruce Wagner (Wild Palms, I’m Losing You), features Moore as Havana Segrand, a has been actress who finds herself working withing the shadows of her legendary mother Clarice (Sarah Gadon). John Cusack is a TV self-help therapist whose emotionally scarred daughter Agatha (Mia Waskikowska) serves as Havana’s personal assistant. Robert Pattinson, who previously worked with David Cronenberg in Maps to the Stars, plays a limo driver who becomes fast friends with Agatha.

Moore won the Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival for Map to the Stars, and one would assume Focus World will give the film a limited run in December for Oscar consideration.

Whatever the case may be, Moore has always been a professional, and although her career is filled with excellent work, she remains a humble and hardworking actress.

Mia Wasikowska & Julianne Moore in Maps to the Stars (Entertainment One Films)
Mia Wasikowska & Julianne Moore in Maps to the Stars (Entertainment One Films)

In the clip below, Julianne Moore explains why, when push comes to shove, it’s really all about the work: