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‘King Cobra’ Director Sets Up-And-Coming Cast For ‘Twisted’ Next Film

Justin Kelly's next film will star "American Honey's" Riley Keough and "The Neon Demon's" Abbey Lee.

Abbey Lee and Riley Keough

Abbey Lee and Riley Keough


Justin Kelly has landed his dream cast of Riley Keough, Caleb Landry Jones and Abbey Lee for his next film, THR reports. The writer-director of 2015’s “I Am Michael” and this year’s “King Cobra,” which IndieWire’s David Ehrlich called “the ‘Boogie Nights’ of gay porn,” will direct the untitled project that he also wrote.

“Abbey, Riley and Caleb have proven themselves to be some of the most talented, versatile actors working today, capable of imbuing tough, challenging characters with emotional depth and empathy,” Kelly told THR. “They are truly the perfect cast to bring this twisted, mysterious story to life.”

Here’s the official synopsis for the film: Alice arrives unannounced at her estranged brother Ethan’s house in an attempt to reconcile, but bizarre visions, the return of his strange girlfriend Misty, and Alice’s paranoia and suspicion force the siblings to cling onto reality amidst mysterious circumstances.

Lee will play the character of Alice, having recently starred in “Mad Max: Fury Road” and Nicolas winding Refn’s “The Neon Demon.” Jones will play the role of Ethan, while Keough will play the third lead role. She recently appeared in the Starz series “The Girlfriend Experience” and has a supporting role in Andrea Arnold’s upcoming Cannes Jury Prize winner “American Honey.”

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