Darren Aronofsky’s controversial movie “Mom!” sharply divided critics and audiences final month when it hit theaters — however the film’s getting huge help in Hollywood from stars and administrators in addition to its studio, Paramount, heading into awards season.
Studio boss Jim Gianopulos and David O. Russell — who’s directed “Mom!” star Jennifer Lawrence in “American Hustle,” “Pleasure” and “Silver Linings Playbook” — hosted a VIP screening at LA’s Soho Home for friends together with Aronofsky and Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Sharon Stone, Rosario Dawson, Emma Roberts, Chris Tucker and Tyrese Gibson, in addition to administrators Alfonso Cuarón, Scott Cooper, Edgar Wright, Miguel Arteta and TV legend Norman Lear.
Jared Leto made a toast, calling it Aronofsky’s “greatest movie,” spies stated. “Jared stated he had little question that ‘Mom!’ will be a part of the ranks of such cult classics as ‘Struggle Membership,’ ” a supply stated.
One other added: “Although Jim inherited this movie from Brad Gray, he’s deeply dedicated to it and Darren.” Paramount’s planning extra screenings in LA and New York.