The Neon Demon Nicolas Winding Refn casts Maleficent star

Star of Super 8 and Maleficent is set to join the cast of Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon

Elle Fanning in Maleficent
Elle Fanning in Maleficent

Nicolas Winding Refn’s female-led horror The Neon Demon has landed its first cast member in Maleficent star Elle Fanning.

The Wrap reports that the star of Super 8 and Twixt is in negotiations to join the highly anticipated project from the director of Drive and Only God Forgives.

“Elle Fanning is a super cool wonder woman and I look forward to going on a terrifying trip with her into The Neon Demon,” enthused Refn.

The Wrap says that she will play “an aspiring model who is caught in a world of beauty and demise.”

Fanning is certainly one of the most consistently excellent young actors around, and we can’t wait to see what kind of neon-drenched hell Refn conjures up.

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