With an official announcement, production is underway on Nicolas Winding Refn’s highly anticipated Los Angeles-based horror film, The Neon Demon.
One of the most highly anticipated films of the year/next year, The Neon Demon stars Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Karl Glusman, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Desmond Harrington, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves. It’s the tale, of “aspiring model Jesse, who moves to Los Angeles where 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 film joins a growing roster of west coast-set films touching on ambition, self-image and beauty, including last year’s Starry Eyes and the newly premiered fest film, Excess Flesh. Refn’s take should of course be singular following the likes of Valhalla Rising, breakthrough Drive and the hypnotic, pitch black Only God Forgives.
About the film and its setting, Refn says, “I very much look forward to the odyssey I’ll be taking with all these wonderful actresses (and a few guys) to travel beyond The Neon Demon where all I see is the wicked dying young.”
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