'Maps to the Stars' For NY Film Festival, But It's All About 'Foxcatcher'
The New York Festival line-up contains numerous Oscar prospects.
David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars is one of the more eye-catching movies announced for the 52nd New York Film Festival though the drama starring Robert Pattinson and Julianne Moore will not be involved when the Oscars are handed out come February 2015: other festival inclusions including Gone Girl, Mr Turner, Birdman, Inherent Vice and Foxcatcher could be.
Robert Pattinson in David Cronenberg's 'Maps to the Stars'
We already know that David Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel will earn its world premiere in New York and the mystery drama is joined by a host of hugely anticipated films on this year's bill.
Bennett Miller, regarded as one of the most innovative filmmakers around, brings Foxcatcher - one of the favorites to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. It's the story of Olympic Wrestling champion Mark Schultz and how paranoid schizophrenic John du Pont killed his brother, fellow champion Dave Schultz. The trailer suggests that award ceremony nominees in the categories of best supporting actor will have a tough time toppling Steve Carell.
Another movie of note is Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice -an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's twisting, turning, Rubix cube of a novel, starring Joaquin Phoenix as a drug fuelled private investigator Larry 'Doc' Sportello investigating the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend in Los Angeles.
Other movies set for the festival include Jean Luc-Godard's attempt at 3-D with Goodbye to Language and the Kristen Stewart/Chloe Moretz starrer Clouds of Sils Maria.
The New York Festival begins on October 26, 2014.
Ben Affleck in 'Gone Girl'