Possessor set for digital release this November
James R | On 05, Nov 2020
Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor will be released online this November, following the introduction of a second coronavirus lockdown in England.
Cinemas in the country are closed from today until at least 2nd December, in line with government restrictions, which has left planned theatrical releases either postponing their big screen debuts or pivoting to digital. Supernova, starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci, which streamed online at the London Film Festival, has done the former. Possessor is taking the latter option.
The sci-fi thriller from the Antiviral director follows corporate assassin Tasya Vos (Andrea Riseborough), who – using brain-implant technology – takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.
Riseborough is joined on screen by Christopher Abbott (It Comes at Night, The Sinner), Rossif Sutherland (Guest of Honour), Tuppence Middleton (Downton Abbey), Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight).
“Brandon Cronenberg’s ambitious sci-fi thriller is as slick as it is unsettling”, we wrote in our review at the London Film Festival.
The film will premiere on digital platforms on Friday 27th November.
Trailer: Andrea Riseborough stars in Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor
5th October 2020
Almost a decade after his directorial debut Antiviral, Brandon Cronenberg is back on our screens this month with Possessor.
Starring Andrea Riseborough, the film – written and directed by Cronenberg – is a body-horror actioner that unfolds in the near future. It follows Tasya Vos, a cool and ruthless assassin who uses other people’s bodies to carry out execution-style killings. But things come unstuck when her latest vehicle (Christopher Abbott) resists.
With a cast that also includes Sean Bean and Jennifer Jason Leigh, expect smart and gruesome excitement when the film premieres in the UK at the London Film Festival. It streams at 9pm on Friday 16th October and will be distributed in the UK by Signature Entertainment at a later date.
Here’s the trailer: