NEON and Topic Studios today announced that Emmy Award winner Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies, Godzilla Vs. Kong, The Little Drummer Girl, The Hummingbird Project, Hold the Dark, and upcoming The Northman) will star in Brandon Cronenberg’s (Possessor, Antiviral) Infinity Pool.
Logline: James and Em are young, rich, in love, and on vacation. Their all-inclusive resort boasts island tours and gleaming beaches. But outside of the hotel gates waits something much more dangerous and seductive, beyond the edge of paradise.
Principal photography is set to begin on September 6. The film marks NEON’s latest collaboration with Cronenberg following the critically acclaimed sci-fi psychological horror Possessor. NEON and Topic Studios have also partnered on Pablo Larrain’s Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart at Princess Diana.
Alexander Skarsgård earned Emmy, Golden Globe, Critics Choice and SAG awards for his performance in HBO’s Big Little Lies. Most recently, Skarsgård can be seen starring in Adam Wingard’s Godzilla vs Kong for Legendary. Upcoming projects include a starring role on Robert Eggers’ The Northman opposite Nicole Kidman, Anya Taylor-Joy and Willem Dafoe, which he also executive produced. Skarsgård starred in AMC’s limited series The Little Drummer Girl alongside Michael Shannon and Florence Pugh and he also stars opposite Jeffrey Wright in Jeremy Saulnier’s Hold the Dark for Netflix and will be seen in the upcoming season on HBO’s Succession.
Skarsgård also serves as executive producer. NEON will co-finance and executive produce the sci-fi thriller alongside Topic Studios. Telefilm Canada and the Croatian Film Fund will also co-finance the production. Karen Harnisch and Andrew Cividino of Film Forge, Noah Segal and Christina Piovesan of Elevation Pictures, and Rob Cotterill are producing, with Daniel Kresmery and Jonathan Halperyn co-producing for Hero Squared and Anita Juka for 4 Film. Tom Quinn, Jeff Deutchman, and Emily Thomas will serve as executive producers for NEON, Michael Bloom, Maria Zuckerman and Ryan Heller for Topic Studios, and Hengameh Panahi and Charlotte Mickie for Celluloid Dreams.
Skarsgård is repped by CAA and Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush & Kaller.
Hengameh Panahi of Celluloid Dreams brokered the deal between NEON and the producers.
NEON will release Infinity Pool in the U.S. and Elevation Pictures will release the film in Canada.
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