There’s a ton of things to say about Damsel, but the less you know the better. Toplined by Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, Damsel is a Western of the highest order. Skip reviews and just see this movie, but if you must read a bit more, here’s some non-spoiler stuff . . .
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.
In the clip below, Julianne Moore explains why, when push comes to shove, it’s really all about the work: