Everyone loves a good road movie, and we particularly love a good road movie if it’s got a strong hint of gothic weirdness, so Fever Heart sounds like it’s just up our street.
THR reports that Alexander Skarsgård and Cara Delevingne have signed up to take the two leads in the feature debut from director Ben Briand, who co-wrote the script with Kevin W. Koehler. Briand’s CV includes acclaimed shorts Blood Pulls A Gun and Apricot.
“The road movie follows an amnesiac (Skarsgård) who teams up with a quick-witted circus sharp shooter (Delevingne) to uncover his lost memories. With a charming and malevolent tracker named Blood Lieberman in violent pursuit, the pair needs to learn to trust each other if they are going to survive this strange land stained with mysticism.”
See? You can see how this movie grabbed our attention, right? Amnesiacs, circus sharp shooters, strange land stained with mysticism and an evil trucker called Blood Lieberman? We’re in. We’re sold.
Skarsgård has had a busy couple of years, with Warner Bros tentpole movie The Legend Of Tarzan followed by John Michael McDonagh’s wicked dark comedy War On Everyone. He’s currently filming Duncan Jones’ long-awaited, highly anticipated sci-fi Mute in Berlin, alongside Paul Rudd, Justin Theroux and (hopefully) Sam Rockwell. Genre fans will probably still know him best from his role as vampire Eric in True Blood.
Delevingne has also been extremely busy. Her big break-out was this summer’s Suicide Squad, and although we were not fans of that film, or what they did with Enchantress, no one should be judged on Suicide Squad alone. Her upcoming slate also includes the notoriously troubled London Fields (and who knows if we’ll ever get to see that?), Justin Chadwick’s period drama Tulip Fever with Alicia Vikander and Christoph Waltz, and Luc Besson’s sci-fi action epic Valerian And The City Of A Thousand Planets, alongside Dane DeHaan, Clive Owen and Rihanna.
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