‘The Neon Demon’ Adds Keanu Reeves and Christina Hendricks, Somehow Gets Even Cooler
Nicolas Winding Refn’s next film already had us stoked—a female-driven horror film set in Hollywood from the director of ‘Drive’ and ‘Only God Forgives’ already sounds pretty amazing, but apparently it gets even better: the film has just added ‘Mad Men’'s Christina Hendricks and everyone’s current favorite badass, Keanu Reeves.
Variety reports that Hendricks, who previously had a supporting role in Refn’s ‘Drive,’ and Reeves, who recently blew everyone’s damn minds with ‘John Wick,’ have joined the cast of ‘The Neon Demon.’ Hendricks and Reeves join a trio of young actresses leading the film, which centers on an aspiring model who gets herself into a rather horrifying situation. The few plot details that have been floating about are scarce and a bit vague, but Refn has previously released a statement revealing his inspiration for the horror tale:
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.
Elle Fanning, Abbey Lee (‘Drive’), Bella Heathcote (‘Dark Shadows’), and Jena Malone also star in the film, which will be edited by Refn’s longtime editor Matthew Newman with a score from Cliff Martinez (‘Drive,’ Steven Soderbergh’s ‘The Knick’).
Production begins at the end of March on ‘The Neon Demon,’ which should arrive in theaters sometime in 2016.