The Neon Demon Trailer: First Footage from the Nicolas Winding Refn Film

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The Neon Demon Trailer: First Footage from the Nicolas Winding Refn Film

The Neon Demon trailer featuring the first footage from the Nicolas Winding Refn film

Amazon Studios has released the trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon and announced that the film will have its world premiere in the Official Competition of the 69th Cannes Film Festival. The movie opens in theaters in June.  You can watch The Neon Demon trailer in the player below! Underneath, you’ll find quotes from the cast and crew on what “The Neon Demon” is to them.

In the film, when aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

The Neon Demon cast includes Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Elle Fannning, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote, Desmond Harrington and Karl Glusman.

 

WHAT IS THE NEON DEMON?

“L.A., because of all the lights.”
– Elle Fanning (Jesse)

“Otherworldly beauty, but [also] the dark underbelly of that.”
– Jena Malone (Ruby)

“The industry and the city. It’s glossy and shiny but it will eat you alive.”
– Bella Heathcote (Gigi)

“A demonic force…camouflaged in glitter and stilettos.”
– Abbey Lee (Sarah)

“That kind of empty, shallow notoriety or celebrity that doesn’t really mean anything in the end and…eats people up and spits them out.”
– Karl Glusman (Dean)

“There’s something about the light – you can call it artificial light, but I guess all light is artificial besides the sun – and the neon quality of it. [There’s] something about those colors that attracts and repulses at the same time. And then there’s the demon part. What is the demon within; what is the demon on the outside? Is it ego? It may be a fear of death. Or desire. It’s all sorts of fun stuff.”
– Keanu Reeves (Hank)

“It makes me think of speed and a bunch of lights on Sunset. And the devil.”
– Desmond Harrington (Jack)

“The dark underbelly of beauty and the things we would do for beauty.”
– Christina Hendricks (Roberta)

“You have to talk to Nic about the title.”
– Mary Laws, co-writer

“A great cover for a fetish magazine.”
– Nicolas Winding Refn, Director, Screenwriter

“Heading for the flashing light and the glamour but also that there’s something twisted and a darker side to it.”
– Lene Børglum, Producer

“The word neon is a reflection of the location; the word demon is a reflection of the obsession.”
– Rachel Dik, Executive Producer

“It feels a little bit banal to try and explain it because it’s kind of the essence of the movie and whatever I say in English is going to sound very cheesy.”
– Natasha Braier, Cinematographer

“When you see neon lights, you think something is super glamorous. And I think that’s probably very misleading in most cases.”
– Nicole Daniels, Casting Director

“The demon within is highlighted? I don’t know.”
– Courtney Bright, Casting Director

“It’s going to be a title of one of the musical pieces.”
– Cliff Martinez, Composer

“It means it’s scary, you know? And I think it’s exciting, you know?”
– Alex Uceda, Caterer (Alex in the Kitchen)