Now here’s an interesting one, writer/director Ana Lily Amirpour, whose vampire feature A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night made waves last year, is setting up her next project and she has the support of Megan Ellison‘s Annapurna Pictures and she’s lining up an interesting cast for what sounds like a fascinating feature.
Described as a “cannibal love story”, The Bad Batch as a post-apocalyptic tale set in a Texas wasteland where a community of cannibals reside. The shift from what you may expect from such a story is that this is a love story about a cannibal known as Miami Man (Jason Momoa) and his food.
Joining Momoa in the picture are Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves, Suki Waterhouse and Diego Luna with The Wrap reporting Waterhouse has landed the female lead, a character named Arlen. Luna will play a man named Jimmy. Reeves will play The Dream and Carrey will play The Hermit.
[amz asin=”B00SV06VLS” size=”small”]This is yet another interesting pic for Reeves, who’s coming off the fun action-thriller John Wick and will next star in Nicolas Winding Refn‘s The Neon Demon. Carrey enjoyed a certain amount of success with Dumb and Dumber To, but this appears to be another departure from comedy.
Waterhouse is a newcomer that has a small role in this weekend’s Insurgent and will be playing Kitty Bennet in Burr Steers‘ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which is now in post production. Luna is putting the final touches on his sophomore directorial effort Mr. Pig while Momoa will soon be seen as Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016.
Ellison’s Annapurna is aboard alongside VICE’s Danny Gabai and Sina Sayyah. [The Wrap]