by: Jay Carlson
We’ve been eagerly anticipating Nicolas Winding Refn’s return behind the camera since casting began for his upcoming film, The Neon Demon. He’s put together an all-star cast including Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Karl Glusman, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Desmond Harrington, Christina Hendricks, and Keanu Reeves.
Refn begins filming today on the film, which centers on an aspiring model, Jesse (played by Fanning), who moves to Los Angeles where her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
Refn says of the project, “I very much look forward to the odyssey I’ll be taking with all these wonderful actresses (and a few guys) to travel beyond The Neon Demon where all I see is the wicked dying young.”
I can’t wait to see what Refn does with a horror film.