Newswire: Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey and Jason Momoa join Ana Lily Amirpour’s artsy cannibal flick
Iranian-American director Ana Lily Amirpour has amassed a group of fine young cannibals to star in her new dystopian flesh-eater, The Bad Batch. Offbeat Elysium heartthrob Diego Luna and model/actress Suki Waterhouse join Keanu Reeves, Jim Carrey, and Game Of Thrones star Jason Momoa in the savage wasteland love story, set in Texas.
The film is expected to be a hard turn from Amirpour’s breakout hit, A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, the expressionistic black-and-white vampire film that earned her a cult following at Sundance in 2014. Skilled at weaving dark beauty and notes on popular culture with highly stylized junkies and hookers, she’ll bring her exacting eye to the much-anticipated Bad Batch, potentially the most artsy cannibal flick since Delicatessen.
Preferring esoteric character descriptors to actual names—the girl in A Girl is simply called The Girl—Amirpour follows the trend in The Bad Batch …