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Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone and Bella Heathcote have all signed on to star in director Nicolas Winding Refn's horror tale The Neon Demon, joining recently-added cast members Elle Fanning and Abbey Lee. Very little is known about the story for The Neon Demon, except that it is a female-driven horror tale set in Los Angeles. Production is scheduled to begin in L.A. on March 30.
Nicolas Winding Refn will reunite with several key behind-the-scenes collaborators on The Neon Demon, including composer Cliff Martinez, editor Matthew Newman and director of photography Philippe LeSourd. The director is also producing alongside Lene Borglum, with Gaumont and Wild Bunch providing financing, while selling the project to international buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin, with discussions also under way for domestic distribution.
Berlin– Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks have joined the cast of Nicolas Refn’s “The Neon Demon,” the subversive female-driven horror tale that marks Danish helmer’s follow-up to “Only God Forgives.”
Gaumont and Wild Bunch are shopping the project at the Efm and have started discussions with U.S. buyers.
Production is slated to begin March 30.
- Elsa Keslassy
Nicolas Winding Refn has finished casting his upcoming film The Neon Demon as principal photography is set to commence on March 30 in Los Angeles. Elle Fanning was previously cast in the lead role of the horror tale with a young female driven cast and she's now joined by Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks and Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road). Refn co-wrote the screenplay with Mary Laws and describes the origin of the story saying, "One morning I woke and realized I was both surrounded and dominated by women. Strangely, a sudden urge was planted in me to make a horror film about vicious beauty. After making Drive and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of The Neon Demon." Regular Refn collaborators are already aboard, which includes Matthew Newman (Bronson, Drive, Only God Forgives) as editor, »
- Brad Brevet
Last summer it was revealed that Elle Fanning is lined up to star as Frankenstein author Mary Shelley in Haifaa Al-Mansour’s romantic period piece, A Storm in the Stars. In addition to her role as Shelley, the actress is now looking to be involved in another horror-related project from another acclaimed director, as it’s been revealed that Fanning is set to star in Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.
According to The Wrap, Elle Fanning is looking to star as an “aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise” in the female-centric horror film from Refn. Filming on The Neon Demon will begin early this year in Los Angeles, satisfying Nicolas Winding Refn’s desire to shoot another movie in the City of Angels (an itch he’s wanted to scratch since shooting 2011’s Drive).
It’s possible that The Neon Demon is »
- Derek Anderson
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