Vincent Cassel and David Cronenberg are set to reunite for the thriller ‘The Shrouds.’
The feature will focus on Karsh (Cassel), an innovative businessman and grieving widower, who builds a device to connect with the dead inside a burial shroud.
The official longline reads; Karsh’s revolutionary business is on the verge of breaking into the international mainstream when several graves within his cemetery are vandalized and nearly destroyed, including that of his wife. While he struggles to uncover a clear motive for the attack, the mystery of who wrought this havoc, and why, will drive Karsh to reevaluate his business, marriage and fidelity to his late wife’s memory, as well as push him to new beginnings.
Cronenberg will write as well as direct.
Cassel and Cronenberg have previously worked together on ‘Eastern Promises’ and ‘A Dangerous Method.’
Saïd Ben Saïd (SBS Productions) and Martin Katz (Prospero Pictures) will produce the picture.
“We are thrilled to be going on a journey into the newest world from the distinctive imagination of David Cronenberg. His ability to write smart and unconventional screenplays and then translate them into unique experiences on screen makes him a unique voice in film,” said Ben Saïd.