NEON and Serendipity Point Films today announced Viggo Mortensen (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, EASTERN PROMISES, GREEN BOOK), Léa Seydoux (NO TIME TO DIE, THE FRENCH DISPATCH, BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOUR), and Kristen Stewart (SEBERG, CLOUDS OF SILS MARIA, TWILIGHT) will star in Crimes of the Future, written and directed by David Cronenberg (A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, EASTERN PROMISES, CRASH), and produced by Robert Lantos. The film reunites Cronenberg, a Cannes Jury Prize winner, Venice Career Golden Lion winner, and Berlin Silver Bear winner, with Mortensen, a three-time Oscar nominee, in their fourth collaboration. Also starring are Scott Speedman (BARNEY’S VERSION, ADORATION), Welket Bungué (BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ), Don McKellar (BLINDNESS, eXistenZ), and Lihi Kornowski (LOSING ALICE). Principal photography is slated to start in August in Athens, Greece.
NEON will release Crimes of the Future in the U.S.; the film joins NEON’s growing slate of recently acquired films including Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s Flee, Ryan Gosling starrer, The Actor, Pablo Lorrain’s Spencer.
Mile End will distribute Crimes of the Future in Canada; Rocket Science is handling International Sales.
Crimes of the Future is a boldly original screenplay from the mind of celebrated auteur David Cronenberg, whose last original screenplay was eXistenZ in 1999. The film takes a deep dive into the not-so-distant future where humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings. This evolution moves humans beyond their natural state and into a metamorphosis, altering their biological makeup. While some embrace the limitless potential of transhumanism, others attempt to police it. Either way, in this perfectly crafted Cronenberg world, which marks the iconic filmmaker’s return to sci-fi, “Accelerated Evolution Syndrome”, is spreading fast.