It’s fitting that we’ve got some big news about The Neon Demon today, as we’re currently in the midst of Women in Horror Month. So let’s celebrate with the latest casting scoop for the female-driven horror film!
Variety reports that Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks have joined the cast of Nicolas Winding Refn’s next project, the subversive horror tale that marks the Danish helmer’s follow-up to Only God Forgives.
As previously reported, The Neon Demon also stars Elle Fanning (Super 8), Abbey Lee (Drive), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1), and Bella Heathcote (Beneath Hill 60).
Production is slated to begin March 30th.
Refn said of The Neon Demon, “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.”
Refn’s regular collaborators, editor Matthew Newman and composer Cliff Martinez, will be joined by The Grandmaster director of photography Philippe Le Sourd on the film. Refn’s partner, Lene Borglum, will produce under their Space Rocket banner.