Viggo Mortensen & Kristen Stewart To Star In David Cronenberg’s ‘Crimes Of The Future’
Over the last few years, NEON has given moviegoers a slew of hit films like I, Tonya, and Ingrid Goes West. Up next, the studio is partnering with Serendipity Point Films to produce a sci-fi thriller hailing from Shivers director David Cronenberg. Additionally, as first reported by Deadline, Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart are on board to star in the film, titled Crimes Of The Future.
The two A-listers are joined by No Time To Die actress Léa Seydoux in the ensemble. Additionally, Scott Speedman (Underworld), Welket Bungué (Joaquim), Don McKellar (Last Night), and Lihi Kornowski (Losing Alice) will appear in the film as well. Cronenberg will direct the feature after writing the script himself.
The movie’s plot is set in the not-so-distant future where humans are thrust into new synthetic surroundings. A condition called Accelerated Evolution Syndrome begins to give people seemingly limitless abilities. While some embrace the newfound power, others try to suppress it. The story’s main character is Saul Tenser, a popular performance artist who uses the Accelerated Evolution Syndrom to sprout new organs in his body. Alongside his partner Caprice, Tenser removes these unnatural organs from his body in front of audiences, much to the dismay of the government.
Production for Crimes Of The Future begins this summer on-location in Athens, Greece. Robert Lantos (Suzanne) will executive produce with NEON handling domestic distribution.
Recently, Kristen Stewart has starred in a bevy of new films including Underwater and the Charlie’s Angels reboot. Notably, she starred in Hulu’s Happiest Season alongside Aubrey Plaza and Alison Brie. Up next, she will play Princess Diana in the upcoming film Spencer helmed by Jackie director Pablo Larraín. Moreover, Mortenson is one of the most recognizable actors in Hollywood thanks to his role as Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings franchise. The actor also touts three Oscar nominations for Best Actor thanks to his work in films like Green Book. Moreover, Mortenson will star alongside Colin Ferrell in Ron Howard’s Tham Luang Cave rescue film Thirteen Lives.
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