Kristen Stewart got her next role after the release of Pablo Larraín’s Princess Diana biopic, and it sounds like a very different project indeed.
Stewart – who will be seen later this year playing the late Princess of Wales in Spencer – has now joined the cast of Crimes of the Future, which has previously signed Viggo Mortensen from The Lord of the Rings and Lea Seydoux from James Bond.
According to Deadline, Crimes of the Future will be written and directed by David Cronenberg, whose previous work includes previous collaborations with Mortensen on A History of Violence and Eastern Promises, as well as Cosmopolis with Robert Pattinson.
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The sci-fi thriller will take place in the “not-so-distant future,” where humanity adapts to its new synthetic environment, leading to a state of metamorphosis and altered biological makeup.
“While some embrace the limitless potential of transhumanism, others try to control it,” the synopsis read. “Either way, the ‘accelerated progression syndrome’ is spreading rapidly.”
Crimes of the Future will follow Saul Tenser, a performance artist who, after embracing accelerated evolution syndrome, transforms his ever-changing body into a real-time theatrical production alongside his partner Caprice.
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When the government and “a strange subculture” discover Tenser’s work, the artist is “forced to think about what would be his most shocking performance of all.”
For those who are waiting to see Kristen Stewart in something a little more, um, grounded, Spencer is set to premiere later this year.
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