Australian actress and supermodel Abbey Lee is set to take a leading role opposite Elle Fanning (The Boxtrolls, Maleficent) in The Neon Demon, an upcoming horror thriller from Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Only God Forgives). According to Deadline, Lee will play Sarah, the ringleader of a group of young female ne’er do wells.
“One morning I woke and realized I was both surrounded and dominated by women,” Refn said of the project when it was first announced. “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.’ This movie is a manifestation of the strong ties between us and will lead to many more adventures.”
Refn co-wrote the screenplay for The Neon Demon with newcomer Mary Laws and plans to shoot this March for a 2016 release.
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