THE NEON DEMON, the new film from DRIVE director, Nicolas Winding Refn, has been lighting up the internet. The film is written by Refn, Mary Laws, and Polly Stenham, and stars Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Elle Fannning, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote, Desmond Harrington and Karl Glusman. The film is a genre-bender containing horror, drama, and thriller elements and focuses on rising star Jesse (Faning) and is a bit of a scathing look at the industry and at stardom. With a limited and rather quiet release (it was released into less than 800 theaters), THE NEON DEMON may not be breaking any box office records, but critics and audiences alike seem to all be enjoying the film.
To further promote the film, a new clip dropped recently. The clip is titled, “Chase,” and I’ll also post the trailer and the animated art. Here’s the plot crunch:
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.
Here’s the clip:
And here’s the trailer: