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.