The “Crimes of the Future” star recalled her surprise at learning the script for Cronenberg’s new dystopian body horror drama was over two decades in the making. The film premieres June 3 in theaters.
“I had a lot of questions about where it came from and why right now, because it seemed so completely urgent and vital,” Stewart told Vulture after the film’s premiere at Cannes. “He was like, ‘I wrote it in 1996, actually.’ I was like, ‘Oh, cool, cool, so you’re a fucking oracle.'”
The Oscar nominee added, “Not to say we haven’t been on this path for a very long time, towards a quite certain destruction. Not to sound too dark, but it is true. The movie takes place in a future