Antiviral director Brandon Cronenberg’s sci-fi thriller Possessor is fully cast up.
Sean Bean, best known for The Lord of the Rings and “Game of Thrones,” Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar-nominated for Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and star of recent genre films Amityville: The Awakening and Annihilation, and Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac, All the Money in the World) will star alongside the previously announced Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott, writes Variety.
The movie follows Tasya Vos (Riseborough), an agent for a secretive organization that uses brain-implant technology to inhabit other people’s bodies, driving them to commit assassinations for the benefit of high-paying clients. But something goes wrong on a routine job, and she soon finds herself trapped in the mind of an unwitting suspect (Abbott), whose appetite for violence turns out to rival her own.
It’s already been sold, with Well Go USA Entertainment releasing the film in the U.S. Elevation Pictures will distribute the film in Canada.