According to Variety, Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight) and Stacy Martin (All the Money in the World) have signed on to star alongside Andrea Riseborough (Mandy) and Christopher Abbott (Piercing) in the sci-fi thriller Possessor.
The film is being directed by Brandon Cronenberg (Antiviral) and sees Riseborough playing Tasya Vos, “an agent for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of high-paying clients. But something goes wrong on a routine job, and she soon finds herself trapped in the mind of an unwitting suspect (Abbott), whose appetite for violence turns out to rival her own.”
“In addition to being exceptionally talented, Sean, Jennifer and Stacy have immense international appeal that perfectly rounds out the cast,” states Gary Hamilton of Arclight Films. “Under Cronenberg’s keen cinematic eye and teamed with the equally impressive Christopher and Andrea, this is the perfect complete package that makes ‘Possessor’ a must have for our buyers.”
“We’re thrilled with the team assembled: the stellar cast, the terrific production and sales teams, all led by one of the world’s most intriguing directors,” added producer Niv Fichman.
Filming on Possessor is set to get underway this April.