Claire Denis is set to helm her English film debut with High Life. The film, that was also penned by Denis, announced awhile back that Robert Pattinson and Mia Goth would star in the film. The cast has expanded with the additions of Ars Eidinger, Agata Buzek, Ewan Mitchell, Jessie Ross and according to Variety Andre Benjamin.
The legendary musician known on stage as Andre 3000, has made quite a name for himself as an actor. Starring in films such as Be Cool, Four Brothers, Jimi: All is by my Side, and in the tv series American Crime.
Benjamin’s next role does not have any details yet, but the film does. The film will follow a group of skilled criminals who trade in facing jail time and capital punishment for agreeing to participate in a likely fatal government space mission, where they will be tasked with finding alternate energy sources and will be part of human reproduction experiments. Plot details about the film were released by Indie Wire and can be seen below:
The film follows the character of Monte a few years after the mission’s launch as he raises his daughter, Willow, in complete isolation on the empty spacecraft as it heads towards its final destination, a black hole. He fathered Willow against his will after his sperm was used to inseminate another convict in space as part of the experiment. In the process of raising her, however, he comes to experience real love for the first time in his life.
High Life is currently shooting and should land in theaters in 2018. In the meantime let us know what you think of the film and Andre Benjamin’s involvement in the comments section below.