Elle Fanning becomes a Los Angeles “it girl” like no other in the upcoming horror film “The Neon Demon.” Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, Amazon Studios released the first trailer for the highly-anticipated feature that will premiere in the official competition of the 69th Cannes Film Festival.
“I see 20 – 30 girls come in here everyday, from small towns, with big dreams — some girls crack under the pressure. You, you’re going to be great,” Christina Hendricks prophetically tells Fanning in the first clip.
In “The Neon Demon,” Fanning stars as Jesse, a sweet aspiring model who moves to L.A. to get her big break. Things take a dark turn when her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women, who after she gets exposure, will take any means necessary to keep her where she is. Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves, Desmond Harrington and Abbey Lee are among the additional cast members.
The feature has garnered much attention from critics, and coming from a visionary like Refn, is expected to be dark and spectacular.
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The term “Neon Demon” has been dissected by the production’s team members with some, like Hendricks, saying that it will show “the dark underbelly of beauty and the things we would do for beauty,” or Bella Heathcote’s interpretation, “The industry and the city. It’s glossy and shiny but it will eat you alive.” Check out the trailer above.
“The Neon Demon” hits theaters June 2016.