Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen Join David Cronenberg’s Next Film

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Kristen Stewart at the "Charlie's Angels" premier in 2019. Photo by Rob Latour/Shutterstock (10472387hr)

David Cronenberg is getting ready to go back to his sci-fi roots, and he managed to round up a pretty impressive cast for his next project. Kristen Stewart, Viggo Mortensen, and Léa Seydoux will lead the director’s new film Crimes of the Future.

Written and directed by Cronenberg, this sci-fi drama will take “a deep dive into the not-so-distant future where humankind is learning to adapt to its synthetic surroundings” and explore the rise of “accelerated evolution syndrome”, as reported by Deadline.

Crimes of the Future will be Cronenberg’s fourth collaboration with Viggo Mortensen, following A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and A Dangerous Method. In addition to starring Stewart and Seydoux, the supporting cast of this project will also include Scott Speedman, Welket Bungué, Don McKellar, and Lihi Kornowski.

Crimes of the Future is Cronenberg’s first directorial effort since 2014 when his last movie Maps to the Stars came out. Mortensen discussed their collaboration with Variety in 2016, saying Cronenberg has been struggling to get financial backing for his projects. However, earlier this year he teased their next team-up in an interview with GQ.