Bold Films Co-Financing Nicolas Refn's 'Neon Demon' (Exclusive)
The horror film is currently shooting in Los Angeles.
As Nicolas Winding Refn’s female-centric horror film continues to shoot in Los Angeles, Bold Films has come on board to co-finance the hot project with Wild Bunch and Gaumont.
The Danish director's follow-up to Only God Forgives is described as a female-driven horror movie that follows an aspiring model, Jesse, 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.
The film has a strong cast that includes Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves, Karl Glusman, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee and Desmond Harrington.
Refn and Mary Laws wrote the script for the project. Refn's longtime partner, Lene Borglum, who worked with the director on Valhalla Rising and Only God Forgives, will be producing under their Space Rocket Nation banner in association with Wild Bunch and Gaumont. Bold Films’ chairman Michel Litvak, CEO Gary Michael Walters and physical production head Jeff Stott will executive produce. Bold also worked with Refn on his two previous films, Only God Forgives and the Ryan Gosling-starring hit Drive.
“Nic Refn is an incredibly gifted filmmaker, and we are thrilled to be part of this unique, edgy horror film," said Bold’s Litvak. "This is our third film with Nic, and we are honored to continue the relationship.”