MOVIE NEWS – Vincent Cassel is back with David Cronenberg in the new film, their third collaboration.
Although Crimes of the Future has yet to hit theatres, Variety has already confirmed that David Cronenberg is already in the works on his next film. Cronenberg, who is known for directing The Fly and EXistenZ, will write and direct the new thriller The Shroud. Vincent Cassel will star in the title role.
Cassel will play Kash, a man whose revolutionary venture is on the verge of breaking into the international mainstream when a horrific attack occurs. The graves in his cemetery, including the one belonging to his wife, are vandalised and nearly destroyed. While trying to uncover the apparent motive for the attack, Kash reassesses his business, marriage, and loyalty to his late wife’s memory and is forced to start afresh.
Cassel’s other film credits include Black Swan, Ocean’s Twelve and Ocean’s Thirteen. He began his career in France in 1988, working in both television and cinema. His big break came in 1995 when he appeared in the film, La Haine. She appeared in more than 80 films in France and the United States.
The Shrouds would not be the first time Cassel and Cronenberg collaborated. They have previously teamed up in two separate films. The first was Eastern Promises; about a midwife caught up in the Russian underworld. The second was A Dangerous Method, which follows the beginning of psychoanalyst Carl Jung’s career from the point of view of the people who knew him.
While filming on The Shrouds is expected to begin in March 2023, ticket sales for the film will start in Cannes later this month. Ben Saïd (SBS Productions) will produce The Shrouds alongside Martin Katz (Prospero Pictures). CAA Media Finance will oversee US sales, while FilmNation Entertainment will handle international distribution.
“We are thrilled to travel to the latest world of David Cronenberg’s distinctive imagination. His ability to write intelligent and unconventional scripts and then translate them into unique experiences on the screen makes him a unique voice in the art of filmmaking,” said Saïd.
FilmNation will also present several other films at Cannes. Rupert Sander’s reboot The Crow, starring Bill Skarsgård. Last Breathe, a thriller starring Woody Harrelson, Simu Liu and Djimon Hounsou. And Knox Goes Away, also directed by and starring Michael Keaton.
No other cast has been announced for The Shroud. No release date has been announced, probably because the film is still long from release. In the meantime, fans of Cronenberg’s signature body horror and existential themes will be satiated with Crimes of the Future, starring Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart.