The Beast, Bertrand Bonello‘s time-hopping cosmic romance starring Lea Seydoux and George MacKay, has been acquired by Sideshow and Janus Movies for the U.S. A theatrical launch is deliberate for 2024.
The movie, which had its world premiere in competitors on the Venice Movie Competition, later screened in Toronto and has simply had its U.S. premiere on the New York Movie Competition, was written and directed by Bonello (Saint Laurent), and is predicated on the Henry James novella The Beast within the Jungle. Guslagie Malanda, Dasha Nekrasova, Martin Scali, Élina Löwensohn, Marta Hoskins, Julia Faure, Kester Lovelace, Félicien Pinot and Laurent Lacote additionally star.
Set within the close to future the place synthetic intelligence reigns supreme and human feelings have change into a risk, The Beast sees Gabrielle (Seydoux) try to purify her DNA by going again into her previous lives. There, she reunites with Louis (MacKay), her nice love. However she is overcome by concern, a premonition that disaster is on the way in which.
“Bertrand Bonello has made a daring, provocative and superbly made movie asking main questions on our humanity within the age of AI, that includes knockout performances by Léa Seydoux and George MacKay,” mentioned Sideshow and Janus in a press release. “We’re excited to carry this to theaters throughout the nation.”
The deal was negotiated by Sideshow and Janus Movies with Kinology on behalf of the filmmakers. The movie is co-produced by Nancy Grant and Xavier Dolan, Arte France Cinéma, Ami Paris and Jamal Zeinal-Zade.