Kristen Stewart Joins David Cronenberg’s CRIMES OF THE FUTURE
NEON and Serendipity Point Films announced Kristen Stewart (Twilight, Underwater) will star in writer-director David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future. Plus Viggo Mortensen (A History of Violence, Eastern Promises) and Léa Seydoux (No Time to Die).
Principal photography is slated to start this August in Athens, Greece.
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The film reunites Cronenberg with Mortensen, a three-time Oscar nominee, in their fourth collaboration. Crimes of the Future also stars Scott Speedman, Welket Bungué, Don McKellar, and Lihi Kornowski.
David Cronenberg (The Fly, Crash) writes and directs. Robert Lantos produces.
NEON will release Crimes of the Future in the U.S. The film joins NEON’s growing slate of recently acquired films. Including Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Flee, the Ryan Gosling-starrer The Actor, and also Pablo Lorrain’s Spencer.
Mile End will distribute Crimes of the Future in Canada; Rocket Science is handling International Sales.
“I have unfinished business with the future,” says Cronenberg, cryptically.
“To work with David Cronenberg is to embark on a journey exploring terrain where no one has gone before,” shares producer Robert Lantos. “Each of our collaborations has been an exhilarating adventure and David’s unwavering vision is what real cinema is all about.”
Crimes of the Future is a boldly original screenplay from the mind of celebrated auteur David Cronenberg, whose last original screenplay was eXistenZ in 1999. The film takes a deep dive into the not-so-distant future where humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. This evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis, altering their biological makeup.
While some embrace the limitless potential of transhumanism, others attempt to police it. Either way, in this perfectly crafted Cronenberg world, which marks the iconic filmmaker’s return to sci-fi, “Accelerated Evolution Syndrome”, is spreading fast.
Saul Tenser is a beloved performance artist who has embraced Accelerated Evolution Syndrome, sprouting new and unexpected organs in his body. Along with his partner Caprice, Tenser has turned the removal of these organs into a spectacle for his loyal followers to marvel at in real-time theatre. But with both the government and a strange subculture taking note, Tenser is forced to consider what would be his most shocking performance of all.
Joining Cronenberg are longtime collaborators, award-winning production designer Carol Spier (Crash, Dead Ringers) and also three-time Academy Award-winning composer Howard Shore.
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