Nicolas Winding Refn has finished casting his upcoming film The Neon Demon as principal photography is set to commence on March 30 in Los Angeles.
Elle Fanning was previously cast in the lead role of the horror tale with a young female driven cast and she’s now joined by Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks and Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road).
Refn co-wrote the screenplay with Mary Laws and describes the origin of the story saying, “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. 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.”
Regular Refn collaborators are already aboard, which includes Matthew Newman (Bronson, Drive, Only God Forgives) as editor, Cliff Martinez (Drive, Only God Forgives) will provide the score and Oscar-nominated cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd (The Grand Master) will serve as director of photography. This is one I can’t wait for.