‘The Shrouds’: First Look At David Cronenberg’s New Film With Vincent Cassel And Diane Kruger

After eight years away, David Cronenberg returned in 2022 with Crimes of the Future, a sci-fi film that sorta came and went. But Cronenberg was already prepping what would be his next movie, and that same year we learned about The Shrouds, which is ready to hit the festival circuit. So much so that today brings our first look at the film led by Vincent Cassel, Diane Kruger, Guy Pearce, and one of my lifelong favorites, Sandrine Holt. Kruger has described it as Cronenberg’s “most personal” film.

The news comes from BloodyDisgusting, who reported on the images first appearing in the pages of Cahiers du Cinéma. It certainly sounds like Cronenberg could be plotting another Cannes debut.

The Shrouds stars Cassel as Karsh, an innovative businessman and widower who fashions a unique device that allows grieving family members to watch their deceased loved ones decompose in real-time. When someone breaks into Karsh’s cemetery and begins desecrating graves, including that of his wife, he must discover who and why.

Also in the cast are Elizabeth Saunders, Jennifer Dale, Eric Weinthal, and Steve Switzman. Kruger actually stepped in to replace Lea Seydoux, who had to drop out shortly after working with Cronenberg on Crimes of the Future.

Filming is already completed on The Shrouds, so expect more info to drop soon.

The Shrouds

Travis Hopson
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