Few films hitting the fall festival circuit this year are more voraciously anticipated than Ana Lily Amirpour’s “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” followup “The Bad Batch.” Billed as a “cannibal love story,” the film boasts a murderer’s row of stars, from Jason Momoa to Jim Carrey, Keanu Reeves to Diego Luna, and will have its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in the coming weeks.
Megan Ellison, who produced the film through her Annapurna Pictures banner, tweeted out a first look at the film over the week (via The Film Stage). If you’re looking for something meaty and bloody, this look at star Suki Waterhouse ain’t it, and that’s almost more intriguing. What’s Amirpour keeping under wraps? We’re getting chills just thinking about it.
The film is set in a Texas wasteland and, as Amirpour previously explained to Filmmaker Magazine, the film follows “a muscled cannibal breaks the rule ‘don’t play with your food.’ It’s ‘Road Warrior’ meets ‘Pretty in Pink’ with a dope soundtrack.” Sounds tasty.
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The film is still seeking U.S. distribution (which it damn well better find during its fall festival run).