While most moviegoers won't be too familiar with prosopagnosia, or "face blindness," French writer/director Julien Magnat is, and utilizes the disorder as the key element in his upcoming thriller, Faces in the Crowd (amnesia would have been far too easy).
The movie stars Milla Jovovich as the victim of a serial killer's attack, but who sustains a cranial injury that triggers her inability to recognize anyone's face. While she deals with the issue, the killer begins to track her down and could be anyone she meets.
While the movie has no official release date yet, it does have a new, international trailer to promote the movie, which is likely to get a release date soon. watch the trailer >> Posted 08.16.11 by Ryan
Variety reports that Milla Jovovich is set to join Faces in the Crowd after she finishes work on Resident Evil: Afterlife. Jovovich will play the survivor of a serial killer attack who ends up "face blind," i.e. unable to remember faces. Despite her condition, the killer is hunting her down to finish the job.
Faces in the Crowd marks the English-language debut of French writer/director Julien Magnat, who will have help from producers Sylvain White (Stomp the Yard and the upcoming The Losers) and Scott Mednick (Where the Wild Things Are), who in particular was very impressed with the Magnat's script. "Julien has written a breathtaking thriller that is truly original, and I was hooked from the first read," said Mednick.
Faces in the Crowd begins shooting next March. An early promotional poster can be seen here and will be used to sell the movie internationally at the American Film Market.
Jovovich appears next in The Fourth Kind, which opens November 6. Posted 11.01.09 by Ryan