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Sigourney Weaver Joins David Cronenberg, Denis Lavant and Isabelle Huppert In ‘Body Art’

Written by on February 12, 2013 

After bombs like The Cold Light of Day, Red Lights and Abduction, as well as cameo roles in Paul and The Cabin in the Woods, we’ve been desperately waiting the last few years for Sigourney Weaver to deliver a role worthy of her talents. Finally, it seems like she may have found the perfect project, as Screen Daily reports she is joining the next film from  Luca Guadagnino, who delivered the sumptuous, ravishing I Am Love.

The actress is set to join the ensemble of an adaptation of Don DeLillo 2001 novel The Body Artist. With the title of Body Art, Weaver will be joining Cosmopolis director David Cronenberg, Isabelle Huppert (last seen in Amour), and Denis Lavant, who gave a twisty performance in Leos Carax‘s Holy Motors.

Huppert will be playing a woman who grieves after her husband’s death and finds a stranger living in the room above her, but unfortunately there’s no mention of who Weaver will be playing. With production set for this summer, check out the synopsis of the novel below thanks to Good Reads as we await more information on this highly-anticipated project.

In whatever form Don DeLillo chooses to write, there is simply no other American author who has so consistently pushed the boundaries of fiction in his effort to capture the zeitgeist. In The Body Artist, DeLillo tells the hallucinatory tale of performance artist Lauren Hartke in the days following the suicide of her husband, filmmaker Rey Robles. Finishing out their lease of a rented house on the coast, living in a self-imposed exile, Lauren discovers a mysterious man in the bedroom upstairs who is able to repeat — verbatim — entire conversations she had with her husband before his death but does not seem to know his own name or where he came from.

What do you think about Weaver coming abord the next DeLillo adaptation?

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