"Gossip Girl" alum cast in Refn Horror Film
As some of us might remember, Nicolas Winding Refn was rumored to be making a horror film last year called "I Walk With the Dead" starring British darling, Carey Mulligan. Apparently that film is still being made, except now it's called "The Neon Demon" and it's got quite an interesting cast: Keanu Reeves, Elle Fanning, Abbey Lee, and now Simone Venable of "Gossip Girl" fame. Everyone is being suspiciously silent about plot details, but many sites have reported it to be "a cross between 'Alive' and 'Drop Dead Gorgeous'," about "a group of supermodels going to extremes in their attempts to keep looking the way they do" including "voodoo and cannibalism." Here's what Refn has said:
"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."
Also, from his wife:
"He has always wanted to do a horror movie. That was the same with 'Valhalla Rising,' a Viking movie. He has the idea about 10 years before he makes it, so I think it’s an idea he has had for many, many years. To do a film like that he thinks, ‘I need to do a Viking movie, or a horror movie, or this and that movie.’ He has to get it out of his system to move on to do another movie," Corfixen said. As for what it's about? "I don’t know yet. Maybe it's about spirituality but I’m not sure."
Production is slated to begin this month in Los Angeles. What do we think, fangsters? At least the soundtrack should be great, right?