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Top 100 Most Anticipated Films for 2015: #1. Luca Guadagnino’s Body Art

Body Art

Director: Luca Guadagnino
Writers: Luca Guadagnino, Dom Delillo
Producer: Alfama Films
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Sigourney Weaver, Denis Levant, David Cronenberg

News on this project broke in early 2013 when Guadagnino announced that Raf Simons would be designing the wardrobe for Huppert and Weaver in this adaptation of the Dom Delillo novel “The Body Artist.” Additionally, it was announced that Lavant and Cronenberg were also attached to star. Filming was due to begin in Portugal in summer 2013 (and Weaver even left her Broadway play Vanya & Sonya & Masha & Spike early), but, for reasons unknown, that never happened. Guadagnino has been tight lipped as to why and stated that the delay was temporary, and then, just this past month, it was announced he would be adapting The Reliable Wife in the fall. While it’s been hinted that he will film something else first, nothing has been confirmed about whether or not Body Art is still alive and well….but we’re insistently hoping that, like Louder With Bombs, receives a revival, somehow. Until then, we’re keeping hope alive that 2015 will see the arrival of Luca Guadagnino’s Body Art.

Gist: The story is centered around Laura, a Body Art performer, who discovers after the death of her husband that she is not alone in her mourning, with her body to be disciplined and her time to be organized. There’s an intruder in the house, a squatter whose origins are unknown, a strange, somewhat unfinished being. br>

Release Date: If it gets made, we would assume Cannes (or another major film festival such as Venice). Visit the Top 100.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), FIPRESCI, the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2023: The Beast (Bonello) Poor Things (Lanthimos), Master Gardener (Schrader). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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