Demi Moore and Margaret Qualley to star in body horror movie

One of the best horror movies of the last decade was 2017 Revengedirected by the French filmmaker Coralie Fargeat, and it looks like we now know what his next film will be. Deadline reports that Fargeat will direct The substance for Universal Pictures and Working Title Films from a script she produced, with Half Moore and Maidit is Margaret Qualley featuring.

Neither actress is really known for horror, but Qualley is no stranger to playing weird characters, as she was part of the cult Manson family in Quentin Tarantinoit is Once upon a time… in Hollywood. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of roles they’ll both play, as not much else is known about the project at this time, but Deadline reports it as an “explosive feminist take on body horror.”


This will thrill any horror fan Revenge, which debuted at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, was a feminist take on a rape revenge thriller. This film, which could also be described as “explosive”, was full of gruesome and psychologically uplifting moments, with Fargeat’s breathtakingly surreal visual style only adding to the Revengejaw dropping madness. The film was universally loved by critics and there were some awesome bits of body horror found throughout. Revenge thus, which makes this director’s possibilities of making a full body horror movie all the more exciting.

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For all these reasons, it’s hard to believe that Fargeat hasn’t made a film since. Revenge. This horrifying tale of revenge was just his feature debut, and The substance will be his first major studio feature film. Fargeat will also produce the project with partners Working Title Films Eric Felner and Tim Bevan. Universal’s Senior Vice President of Production Development, Erik Bayerswill oversee the studio project with Alexandra Loewy and Nicolas Royer serving as executive producers.

As previously stated, much of this body-horror experience is being kept under wraps, and it looks like the movie itself is still a long way off. However, if this movie looks like Revengehorror fans will be delighted with a mildly traumatic treat that’s sure to be worth the wait.

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