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Cannes: Gaumont and Wild Bunch Sell Nicolas Refn’s ‘The Neon Demon’ Worldwide

Gaumont and Wild Bunch have sold Nicolas Refn’s edgy horror thriller “Neon Demon,” with Elle Fanning, worldwide.

The movie, which wraps shooting in Los Angeles next week, was acquired for Germany (Koch Media), the U.K. (Icon), Italy (IIF), Benelux (Cineart), Latin America (California Filmes), South Korea (Double and Joy), Indonesia (Pt Amero), Japan (Gaga), Philippines (Pioneer), Taiwan (Movie Cloud), Portugal (Leopardo), Hungary (Vertigo), Poland (Gutek), Czech Republic and Slovakia (Film Europe), Romania (Indepedenta), former Yugoslavia (MCF), Turkey (Fabula), Scandinavia (Scanbox) and Canada (D Film).

Fanning stars as Jesse, an aspiring model who moves to Los Angeles and becomes the target of a group of beauty-obsessed women eager to “devour” her youth and vitality. Jena Malone, Karl Glusman, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Desmond Harrington, Christina Hendricks and Keanu Reeves also star.

The Neon Demon,” Refn’s follow-up to the Cannes-preeming “Only God Forgives,” is produced by Space Rocket Nation’s Lene Borglum in association with Gaumont and Wild Bunch.

The film will be delivered during the first semester of 2016.

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