We’ve been anxiously awaiting some news on XX, a horror anthology featuring all female directors telling stories with female leads, and today our patience has paid off as word of another director for the project just landed in our inbox!
Apparently Mary Harron (American Psycho) is out, and Annie Clark is in… read on for more details.
From the Press Release:
Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures, announced today that celebrated musician and songwriter Annie Clark (St. Vincent), will make her directorial debut on the company’s upcoming all-female-helmed horror anthology film XX. Not only will each segment be directed by a woman, each will star female leads. Clark’s segment, scheduled to film this spring, has been co-written and will be produced by genre maven Roxanne Benjamin (Southbound, V/H/S, V/H/S/2, Faults).
XX is a female-driven horror anthology with each director given full creative license to tell any story they choose revolving around a female protagonist. While the directors have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints, all of the segments themselves will involve the horror genre. In addition to Clark, other directors attached include Karyn Kusama (The Invitation, Girlfight), Jennifer Lynch (Surveillance, Chained), and Jovanka Vuckovic (The Captured Bird, former editor of Rue Morgue Magazine).
As St. Vincent, Clark is one of the most distinct voices and original guitarists of her generation. Her recent album, the self-titled St. Vincent, won her “album of the year” designations from the NME, The Guardian, and Entertainment Weekly and the Best Alternative Album Grammy. An incredible live performer, Clark has been heralded as “the first truly 21st century guitar hero” by Guitar World magazine and is constantly pushing the boundaries of today’s musical landscape.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to explore the genre film medium,” said Clark.
“I’ve long been a fan of Annie’s work,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “We’re excited to watch the singular vision she’ll bring to this project.”