Friday, March 03, 2023

Fresh Shrouds For Cronenberg

I know I saw something within the past few weeks that had Vincent Cassel saying something really shitty about something, but my brain has blocked the entire thing out and I am choosing not to remember it right now so I can not be miserable for the rest of the day. I'm sure one of you will remind me in the comments and I will rightly feel crappy about giving the man a pass for a post, oh well. I have felt crappy for many crappy things and today will not be the last day that happens. Anyway! Vincent Cassel is starring in David Cronenberg's next movie -- that we already knew. But we didn't have more details, and we didn't have the news that broke today (via) that it would also star Vincent's old Cronenberg-Movie-Buddy Viggo Mortensen. No big surprise there -- if David Cronenberg is turning on a movie camera Viggo is not far off. Here are those fresh details though:

"In less than a week, David Cronenberg will be shooting his latest film The Shrouds in Toronto. Diane Kruger will star alongside Vincent Cassel in Cronenberg’s upcoming sci-fi film. We can now also add another stalwart actor to the cast, none other than Viggo Mortensen... Cronenberg has mentioned that Shrouds is part of the aborted Netflix project we had previously reported on. Supposedly, the streaming giant got cold feet after reading the second episode...

“It’s the story of a man who loses his wife. It’s about the incapacity to cope with the loss of a loved one,” Cassel told The Guardian. “I never thought he had such confidence in me and I’m really flattered. I told him, ‘David, honestly, I have no idea how I’m going to play this.’ And he said that’s exactly why he chose me.” Cronenberg told IndieWire while at 2022 Cannes that The Shrouds will take place in a world where people can watch their deceased relatives decaying in real-time."

That bit about Netflix freaking out about the second episode and backing out is so annoying -- come on, Netflix! You signed up for a David Cronenberg project! WTF did you think you'd get, tea parties and scones? More like tea-bagging and scabs, baby! And we wouldn't have it any other way.

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