Christina Hendricks has joined the cast of horror film The Neon Demon. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, The Neon Demon will be a female-driven movie with Hendricks starring alongside actresses including Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Abbey Lee, and Bella Heathcote.
The Hollywood Reporter announced Thursday that Christina and Keanu Reeves have been added to the cast. Refn, a Danish director, will start principal photography on March 30 in Los Angeles on his follow-up to Only God Forgives. Refn has created a script with former co-writer Mary Laws. Christina will play an as-yet-unnamed supporting role. Lene Borglum will produce the movie under the Space Rocket Nation banner. Borglum previously worked with the director on Only God Forgives and Valhalla Rising.
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As reported by the Inquisitr, Christina has been busy lately with many projects. In December, Hendricks announced that she will join the cast of Showtime’s new series Roadies. Christina’s character is named Shelli, a production manager for the fictional touring band that is the subject of the series. Hendricks recently starred in Lost River, Ryan Gosling’s directorial project. Christina has a forthcoming role in Dark Places, an adaptation of a Gillian Flynn novel.
Who exactly Christina will be playing in The Neon Demon is a mystery. Hendricks is reuniting with Refn four years after 2011’s Drive, in which Christina played the “doomed gun moll” and could mean “potentially exciting casting,” as Screen Rant reports. The movie is scheduled to release in 2016, but Refn has not said why he is collecting Hendricks and a largely female cast.
“How they intersect here is another unanswered question; they’re all playing secondary parts to Fanning’s principal, remember; and given that ‘The Neon Demon’ doesn’t have an official synopsis, it’s hard to discern exactly how they’ll be used in the film.”
The director has kept quiet about Hendricks’ role and the movie at large, only offering suggestions about general themes in previous comments about the project.
“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. After making ‘Drive’ and falling madly in love with the electricity of Los Angeles, I knew I had to return to tell the story of ‘The Neon Demon.'”
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