Director David Cronenberg occasionally steps out in front of the camera, and he has 26 acting credits including roles in Jason X and The Stupids. According to Yahoo! Movies, he’ll be working with slightly more elevated material by joining the adaptation of Don DeLillo‘s Body Art. Directed by Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love), Isabelle Huppert stars as “an actress/performer of sorts grieving over a lost lover who encounters a mysterious stranger living in her house (all of which may or may not be literally happening).” The film also stars Denis Lavant, who wowed audiences with his excellent performance(s) in Holy Motors.
This is the second pairing of Cronenberg and DeLillo. Cronenberg’s most recent film was an adaptation of DeLillo’s 2003 novel, Cosmopolis. It looks like Cronenberg’s next directing project will be Maps to the Stars, especially since Eastern Promises 2 and a remake of The Fly are now kaput.
Two new clips from Leos Carax‘s Holy Motors have been released. The film took me completely by surprise when I caught it at Fantastic Fest, and it’s one of my favorite movies this year. It’s difficult to explain, but one of these clips is probably the most important scene when it comes to understanding the central character’s motivations and the premise of the film, although the intricacies and delightful details spread throughout the picture. As for the other clip, it’s a brief moment of Kylie Minogue‘s character breaking out into song, but it’s only a small part of a larger, more emotional scene.
Hit the jump to check out the clips. The film stars Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, and Eva Mendes. Holy Motors is currently playing in New York City, and will continue to expand over the weeks ahead.
From writer/director Leos Crax (The Lovers on the Bridge) comes Holy Motors, a off-the-rails journey that follows a day in the life of an actor who transforms into nine different characters across multiple genres. The first trailer for the French film has gone online and you can make of it what you will, but without seeing the whole film, I’m completely lost but enjoying the ride. Check out Matt Goldberg’s review of the film from Fantastic Fest 2012 to get caught up.
Holy Motors, starring Denis Lavant, Edith Scob, Kylie Minogue and Eva Mendes, is touring the festival circuit. Hit the jump to watch the new trailer.