Amazon Studios has released the full trailer for The Neon Demon, the latest film from writer/director Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive). The dramatic film will have its premiere at the 69th Cannes Film Festival and stars Jena Malone, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Elle Fanning, Abbey Lee, Bella Heathcote, Desmond Harrington, and Karl Glusman. The Neon Demon will open in theaters this June.
The Plot: When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.
The cast of the film explained what they believe the title, The Neon Demon, actually means:
“L.A., because of all the lights.” – Elle Fanning
“Otherworldly beauty, but [also] the dark underbelly of that.” – Jena Malone
“The industry and the city. It’s glossy and shiny but it will eat you alive.” – Bella Heathcote
“There’s something about the light – you can call it artificial light, but I guess all light is artificial besides the sun – and the neon quality of it. [There’s] something about those colors that attracts and repulses at the same time. And then there’s the demon part. What is the demon within; what is the demon on the outside? Is it ego? It may be a fear of death. Or desire. It’s all sorts of fun stuff.” – Keanu Reeves
“It makes me think of speed and a bunch of lights on Sunset. And the devil.” – Desmond Harrington
“The dark underbelly of beauty and the things we would do for beauty.” – Christina Hendricks