Rachel Weisz' Transgender 'Invisible X' Project is Still Stagnant
Back in September last year, we reported on a rather strange bit of movie news surrounding an upcoming project from director Karyn Kusama (Girlfight, Aeon Flux, Jennifer's Body) that was potentially going to star Rachel Weisz. It was described then as a "psychological horror in the David Cronenberg tradition" that Kusama called a "body horror movie that deals very, very specifically with our concept of gender." Well, MTV talked with Weisz recently and learned a little more about the project, and that "there are no immediate plans for it." But first, Weisz explained that it's "actually about a man who turns into a woman."
"Its an amazing script," Weisz said, adding that the title is officially The Invisible X. But beyond that, we're still not really sure what it is. Weisz only told MTV that it does have the "tone" of a Cronenberg film and that Kusama is working on a rewrite, but nothing more about the story. In a different update, Kusama said that "she basically plays two characters, or essentially two halves of the same character" and the idea was inspired by "adolescence and how being a teenager, you're kind of faced with your body changing and the sort of landscape of your desire changing so fast and furiously." This whole idea just seems so strange.
Kusama has apparently been developing this project for about eight years, but it's still not ready or moving forward anytime soon. "These independent films can take a long time to get together," Weisz explained. "It's almost impossible to make things now that aren’t genre pictures." That's true, but hell, I need to hear more about this to consider whether I even want it to move forward anyway, but we'll keep you updated.