David Cronenberg’s sci-fi thriller, Crimes of the Future, has released its cast line-up. Now with brilliant actors on its belt, Crimes of the Future can increase production soon. Cronenberg is also writing the film besides directing it, and the cinephiles and movie lovers are really excited to see him handling a new project. Also, apart from the cast lineup, we have more information on the film’s production. The filming will be done in Greece, Athens. And, after going through it, we must say, things are gearing up pretty fast. We know you’d like to know about it.
Crimes of the Future is an upcoming sci-fi thriller with David Cronenberg helming and writing it. After 1999’s eXistenZ, this is Cronenberg’s first original-script. The fans of the acclaimed “Body Horror” genre genius are pretty excited about it. Robert Lantos is producing the movie, and the upcoming horror-thriller marks the fourth collaboration between the two. They have previously worked on Eastern Promises, eXistenZ, and Crash. Steve Solomos is co-producer, and Panos Papahadzis is co-producer for Athens-based Argonauts Productions. Meanwhile, Joe Iacono, Thorsten Schumacher, Peter Touche, Christelle Conan, Aida Tannyan, Victor Loewy, and Victor Hadida are the executive producers.
As for the cast, let’s find out:
Crimes of the Future – Cast
The stars to be seen in the Crimes of the Future includes Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux, Kristen Stewart, Scott Speedman, Welket Bungué, Don McKellar, and Lihi Kornowski.
Mortensen is known for Green Book, The Lord of the Rings, and Eastern Promises. While Lea Seydoux was recently seen in James Bond’s Franchise film, No Time To Die, the French actress is popularly known for her roles in Spectre and Blue is the Warmest Color. Next, we have Kristen Stewart, who rose to fame with her role in Twilight. She will be next seen in Spencer, where she will portray the role of the late princess, Lady Diana.
Scott Speedman is known for his works in Felicity, Animal Kingdom, and Underworld. Also, joining the team is Welket Bungue, who is previously seen in Arriaga and Joaquim. Don McKellar is known for his roles in Last Night and The Red Violin. Lastly, we have Lihi Kornowski, who is the breakout star of the Israeli series Losing Alice on Apple+.
The cast looks fine as hell. However, we still have no info on the characters they will be playing. Considering that the film is in pre-production, we have to wait for a while to get more updates.
Robert Lantos, who is serving as the producer, opened up about working with Cronenberg for the fourth time. He said that to work with David is to find a ground that has not been explored yet. Continuing, he said that all of their collaborations have been thrilling, and David’s steady vision is what real cinema is about.
Crimes of the Future – Production and Plot
The exact plot for the movie is under construction. However, the motif Cronenberg wants to deliver through it is clear and ambitious. The film will explore a not-so-distant world where people are still trying to cope-up with their synthetic surroundings. The evolution will make the humans go through a process- from their natural state and into a metamorphosis. Everything about their originality will change biologically. In the movie, one of the cast is playing Saul Tenser, who will embrace the change happening in the world. New organs are developing in his body, and with his partner, Caprice, he has turned the removal of these organs into a show for his followers to witness at theatres.
His films open a different path to look at ourselves physically and study more about the psychological horrors that can happen. As for production, the shooting will take place in Greece, Athens. It is also announced that Cronenberg will wrap up the project within 30 days. It will begin from August 2 to September 10, and the shots will be filmed at the Iris cinema, Arcade of Anatolia, and harbor of Piraeus.
Meanwhile, you can watch Cronenberg’s Eastern promises here.