With four nominations and no wins yet, Julianne Moore might finally deserve her due at the next Academy Awards ceremony.
The vehicle that’ll get here? Not the Hollywood-skewering showbiz satire Maps to the Stars, of course, but the intimate illness drama Still Alice. Based on the novel by Lisa Genova, Still Alice stars Moore as a successful linguistics professor who begins to lose her words, along with her sense of self, when she’s afflicted by early-onset Alzheimer’s.
Kristen Stewart and Kate Bosworth co-star as Moore’s daughters and Alec Baldwin as her loving husband.
The film was praised at the Toronto International Film Festival and launched Moore to the head of the Best Actress race. And now it’ll receive a week-long Oscar-qualifying theatrical run in December, with an official release on January 16, 2015.
There’s no trailer yet available, but the clip below hints at the mother-daughter relationship between Moore and Stewart.