David Cronenberg’s Thriller Film To Be Sold At Cannes Film Festival
The next film by David Cronenberg will be the thriller The Shrouds, starring his Eastern Promises and Dangerous Method associate Vincent Cassel.
For the Cannes Film Festival next week, Cronenberg will be bringing his thriller Crimes of the Future, starring Viggo Mortensen, Kristen Stewart, and Lea Seydoux.
Saïd Ben Saïd (SBS Productions), Martin Katz (Prospero Pictures) and Michel Merkt (Michel Merkt Film), the three producers behind Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, will be selling The Shrouds through FilmNation.
La Haine actor Vincent Cassel will be playing the the role of Karsh, a bereaved widower who invents a new way to communicate with the dead. His state-of-the-art – but controversial – cemetery has installed a burial technology that allows him and his clients to see their deceased loved one decompose in real time. A series of grave vandalisms at Karsh's cemetery, including that of his wife, thwarts his plans to break into the international mainstream. Despite his best efforts, he is unable to identify a clear purpose for the attack, which forces him to reconsider his business, marriage, and fidelity to his late wife.
Both FilmNation and CAA are handling international sales, with CAA taking care of domestic sales. March 2023 is the tentative start date for filming .
“We are thrilled to be going on a journey into the newest world from the distinctive imagination of David Cronenberg. His ability to write smart and unconventional screenplays and then translate them into unique experiences on screen makes him a unique voice in film." Elle and Benedetta producer Saïd Ben Saïd commented on working with Cronenberg.
It's a big year for FilmNation at Cannes this year, with a slew of films including The Crow revival, Fingernails, noir drama Knox Goes Away, and Last Breath, starring Woody Harrelson and Riz Ahmed.