Watch This: First Trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's 'The Neon Demon'
"You know what my mother used to call me? Dangerous." Amazon has released the first official trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's latest film, The Neon Demon, which was announced today as an In-Competition film playing at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. Elle Fanning stars as Jesse, a beautiful aspiring model in Los Angeles whose youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women. The cast includes Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Elle Fannning, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote, Desmond Harrington and Karl Glusman. This looks very dark and creepy, but I like what I'm seeing, very mysterious and intriguing. Love the score, the dialogue makes me smile, can't wait to see it at Cannes.
Here's the first trailer for Nicolas Winding Refn's The Neon Demon, direct from Fandango's YouTube:
When aspiring model Jesse (Elle Fanning) moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. However, SlashFilm adds that The Neon Demon is actually inspired by Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed. "During her reign of terror 400 years ago, she racked up enough kills to be considered the most prolific female murderer who ever lived. Legend has it she bathed in the blood of virgins to keep herself beautiful." One of the people desperate to take her youth is Sarah (Abbey Lee), the "cool ringleader" who wants to devour Jesse in the film. The Neon Demon is directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, of Bronson, Drive, Only God Forgives previously. It will premiere at Cannes 2016, then Amazon will release the film in June. Thoughts?