David Cronenberg, the master of all things weird, wonderful, and bizarre is continuing his filmmaking comeback with the completion of his latest offering The Shrouds.
Filming was confirmed to have wrapped on June 20th via an Instagram post from the film’s star Vincent Cassel. In the post Cassel wrote:
“And that’s a wrap!
Thank you David Cronenberg for your trust and indissoluble elegance.
Thanks to my partners in crime @dianekruger @movieguypea @sandrineholt my two producers Marty Katz and Steve Solomon thanx for your kindness and of course to our wonderful crew. And you @verniceklierofficial for being there for me everyday. Can’t wait for the world to see what we just did. Much love…”
Cassel’s words give us confirmation of those said to be associated with Cronenberg’s latest project, directly tagging actors Diane Kruger, Guy Pearce, and Sandrine Holt, proving that Cronenberg projects still attract the best of the best.
The Shrouds will be Cronenberg’s second feature in 12 months after an eight-year break for directing. The film is described as follows:
“Cassel will play Karsh, an innovative businessman and grieving widower, who builds a novel device to connect with the dead inside a burial shroud. This burial tool installed at his own state-of-the-art, though controversial, cemetery allows he and his clients to watch their departed loved one decompose in real time. Karsh’s revolutionary business is on the verge of breaking into the international mainstream when several graves within his cemetery are vandalized and nearly destroyed, including that of his wife. While he struggles to uncover a clear motive for the attack, the mystery of who wrought this havoc, and why, drives him to reevaluate his business, marriage, and fidelity to his late wife’s memory, as well as push him to new beginnings.”
The Shrouds will be distributed by SBS International; however, the project does not currently have a release date. We will keep a look-out for any further updates on Cronenberg’s latest vision and bring them to you as soon as we can.