Christina Hendricks of Mad Men fame has joined the cast of an upcoming Nicolas Refn film called The Neon Demon. Actor Keanu Reeves has reportedly signed on the dotted line as well. The film stars Elle Fanning, and Variety calls it a ‘subversive female-driven horror tale.’
Abbey Lee, Jena Malone, and Bella Heathcote–known for their roles in Drive, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, and Dark Shadows, respectively–round out the star-studded cast.
Production of the film is scheduled to begin in late March.
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 6, 2015
This isn’t the first Nicolas Refn film for Christina Hendricks. Both she and her The Neon Demon costar Abbey Lee also starred in his film Drive. Refn wrote the screenplay for the upcoming film with newcomer Mary Law.
Keanu Reeves might feel like he’s lost in a sea of estrogen as he stars in the upcoming film along with all these women. However not many men would balk at hanging around a movie set with someone as gorgeous as Christina Hendricks.
Nicolas Refn isn’t spilling anything about the plot of The Neon Demon just yet. He is no doubt hoping that the cast members will be enough of a draw prior to the start of production.
Are you a Christina Hendricks fan? Might you consider checking out what sounds like a rather dark thriller when this new film hits theaters?
The Neon Demon is set to premiere in U.S. theaters some time in 2016.