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In Five: David Cronenberg’s “Maps to the Stars” Eyes Trio of Actors, “Glengarry Glen Ross” Delayed a Month, and More Culture News

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1. Rachel Weisz, Robert Pattinson, and Viggo Mortensen are all reportedly eyeing David Cronenberg’s long-gestating “Maps To The Stars.” The film, written by Bruce Wagner, is a “dark comedic drama about two child actors ruined by Hollywood’s depravity,” according to Indiewire. Cronenberg has been quoted as saying the movie will be “very extreme,” which pretty much describes every one of his film. [Deadline]

2. The Broadway revival of “Glengarry Glen Ross,” starring Al Pacino, has pushed back its opening night nearly a month. The show, which was originally supposed to open this Sunday, November 11, will now open December 8 and extend its run into January. Preview performances have been running since October, but several shows had to be cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy. [LA Times]

3. Lady Gaga, who was originally set to make an appearance on Kendrick Lamar’s critically acclaimed “good kid, m.a.a.d city,” never made it on the album. No explanation has been given for her absence, but yesterday Gaga tweeted a new mix of Lamar’s “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” featuring the singer on the chorus. It’s pretty much the same song, but Gaga’s version comes with a video of the pop star riding private jets and hanging out backstage. [Pitchfork]

4. Kristen Wiig has signed on to join her former “Saturday Night Live” co-star Bill Hader in “The Skeleton Twins,” replacing Anna Faris. The film, directed by Craig Johnson (“True Adolescents”), concerns “estranged twins Maggie and Milo, who coincidentally cheat death on the same day, prompting them to reunite and confront how their lives went so wrong.” Luke Wilson will also take a supporting role, with the Duplass Brothers producing. [Variety]

5. Watch the first trailer for “The Americans,” a KGB drama set in the ’80s and premiering on FX in January. The show, which was created by Joe Weisberg, a former CIA agent, stars Keri Russell as a spy. Graham Yost (“Justified”) is executive producer and talked highly of the show when we saw him three weeks ago. [Hollywood Reporter]

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