Draft Day Loses An R, Cronenberg Gains One

It has been fun day of musical chairs at the MPAA. Ivan Reitman’s “Draft Day” has won an appeal to overturn the R rating previously assigned to the upcoming Kevin Costner-led sports movie.

The film, which opens on April 11th, has been lowered to a PG-13 following a hearing from Reitman and Lionsgate’s Erik Feig. The R was for “brief strong language” which generally implies the film went over the allowed single non-sexual use of the F-word by a PG-13 feature.

While it may have lost an R, filmmaker David Cronenberg has gained one for his new film “Map to the Stars” from EOne. The film’s R is said to be due to “strong disturbing violence and sexual content, graphic nudity, language and some drug material.”

John Cusack, Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, Olivia Williams and Sarah Gadon star in the satirical story of a twisted Hollywood dynasty. No U.S. release date for ‘Map’ has yet been set.

Source: Rope of Silicon