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‘The Neon Demon’ Starts Filming in LA

The Neon Demon

Principal photography has started on Nicolas Winding Refn’s film The Neon Demon. The film is about an aspiring model who moves to LA where her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will go to any lengths to have what she has. The film stars Elle Fanning, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves.

Jena Malone, Karl Glusman, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Desmond Harrington also star. The sales agents introduced the title at the AFM last autumn and collaborated on Refn’s last film Only God Forgives.Refn said: “I very much look forward to the odyssey I’ll be taking with all these wonderful actresses (and a few guys) to travel beyond The Neon Demon where all I see is the wicked dying young.”

Refn co-wrote the screenplay with Mary Laws. Refn’s Space Rocket Nation partner Lene Borglum produces in association with Wild Bunch and Gaumont.

– Screen Daily

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.