Drenched in blood, Elle Fanning’s aspiring model character Jesse graces the latest poster for Nicolas Winding Refn’s psychological thriller, The Neon Demon. The film heads into US cinemas at the end of this month, and it follows in the UK two weeks later.
UK distributor Icon unveiled the artwork on Facebook. The Neon Demon premiered at Cannes last month to very mixed reviews, which is pretty much in line with what we’ve come to expect from Nicolas Winding Refn of late. While Drive was largely critically acclaimed, Only God Forgives was pretty polarising, and it looks like The Neon Demon is destined for a similar reception when it opens in the coming weeks.
When aspiring model Jesse 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.
Christina Hendricks, Abbey Lee, Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves, Bella Heathcote, Alessandro Nivola, Karl Glusman, Desmond Harrington, and Charles Baker complete the leading line-up alongside Fanning.
Refn co-wrote with debut screenwriter Mary Laws and Polly Stenham (Playhouse Presents: Foxtrot).