In case you missed it, here’s why we’re already excited by Claire Denis‘ English language debut, “High Life“: it’s a science fiction movie, with a script from Denis, acclaimed novelist Zadie Smith, and Nick Laird, and it already has Robert Pattinson slated to star. And now two more names are coming aboard.
Oscar winner Patricia Arquette and “Nymphomaniac” star Mia Goth have joined the movie, and now we have an inkling of the plot. According to Screen Daily and Deadline, the story will revolve around a group of skilled criminals who trade in facing jail time and capital punishment for agreeing to participate in a likely fatal government space mission where they will be tasked with finding alternate energy sources, and will be part of human reproduction experiments. Holy bonkers. I can’t wait to see what Denis and co. do with that premise.
Production on “High Life” begins in early 2016, and I’d wager a Cannes bow in 2017 is probably likely. It’ll be a long wait….