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Shooting begins on ‘Crimes of the Future’, David Cronenberg’s new feature film, starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart. Actresses Tanaya Beatty (‘Night Shift’, ‘Yellowstone’) and Nadia Litz (‘Hotel Congress’, ‘Big Muddy’) have joined the cast.
Principal photography for the film has begun in Athens, Greece, where filming will run through September. Other confirmed cast members include Scott Speedman, Welket Bungué, Don McKellar, Lihi Kornowski, Yorgos Karamichos, and Yorgos Pirpassopoulos.
‘Crimes of the Future’ plunges into a not too distant future, in which Humanity is learning to adapt to a synthetic environment. This evolution leads people to go beyond their natural state, towards a metamorphosis known as “Accelerated Evolution Syndrome”, which alters their biological structure. While some embrace this new reality, others seek to control it. “I have unfinished business with the future,” said the filmmaker, in a statement, last April.
“After starting filming, just two days after starting filming this new adventure with David Cronenberg, it seems we have entered a story where he would have collaborated with Samuel Beckett and William Burroughs, if that were possible,” Mortensen told Variety. .
REUNION WITH MORTENSEN
“We are being drawn into a universe that is not quite like this or any other. However, it is a world in which one feels strangely familiar immediately and in a quite credible way. I can’t wait to see where we go. [al final de este rodaje]”he continued commenting.
It is a new original script by Cronenberg, who had not written an original script (the one for ‘Cosmopolis’ was adapted) since’ eXistenZ ‘, in 1999. The film is produced by a regular collaborator of the Canadian filmmaker, Robert Lantos (‘ Crash ‘,’ eXistenZ ‘). It is also a new collaboration between Cronenberg and Mortensen, whom he has already directed in ‘A History of Violence’, ‘Eastern Promises’ and ‘A Dangerous Method’.