Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone and Bella Heathcote have all signed on to star in director Nicolas Winding Refn's horror tale The Neon Demon, joining recently-added cast members Elle Fanning and Abbey Lee. Very little is known about the story for The Neon Demon, except that it is a female-driven horror tale set in Los Angeles. Production is scheduled to begin in L.A. on March 30.
Nicolas Winding Refn will reunite with several key behind-the-scenes collaborators on The Neon Demon, including composer Cliff Martinez, editor Matthew Newman and director of photography Philippe LeSourd. The director is also producing alongside Lene Borglum, with Gaumont and Wild Bunch providing financing, while selling the project to international buyers at the European Film Market in Berlin, with discussions also under way for domestic distribution.
Keanu Reeves is coming off his hit action-thriller John Wick, with a sequel already in development. He will next be seen in Passengers and The Panopticon, with his long-awaited Bill & Ted 3 still in development. Christina Hendricks, best known for playing Joan on AMC's Mad Men, starred in Nicolas Winding Refn's critically-acclaimed 2011 thriller Drive, and she also stars in Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River.
Jena Malone recently starred in Inherent Vice and she will reprise her role as Johanna Mason in this year's The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2. Bella Heathcote stars in the upcoming Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Downers Grove. Stay tuned for more casting updates on The Neon Demon as we get closer to the start of production.