David Cronenberg going before the camera for “THE BODY ARTIST”


by: on: 2013-01-29 17:55:33

The filmmaker who invented modern body-horror is set to take
part in THE BODY ARTIST as an actor, inspired by the novelist behind his most
recent directorial venture.

Variety reports
that David Cronenberg will co-star with Isabelle Huppert and Denis Levant in THE BODY
ARTIST, based on the novel by Don DeLillo (whose book COSMOPOLIS was the basis
of Cronenberg’s feature from last year, starring Robert Pattinson). I AM LOVE’s
Luca Guadagnino will direct the film and adapted DeLillo’s story, about a woman
who goes to her summer home after her husband’s suicide, and discovers a
strange young man squatting in an upstairs room who seems to be a reincarnation
of her spouse. The film, set to roll this summer, is produced by Paolo Branco
of Alfama Films, which also backed COSMOPOLIS.



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