Brandon Cronenberg’s upcoming science fiction film Infinity Pool is written and directed by him. Mia Goth, Alexander Skarsgard, Cleopatra Coleman, Jalil Lespert, and Amanda Brugel star in this international co-production.
The film will be released in the United States on January 27, 2023, following its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2023.
What is Infinity Pool About?
The film follows a wealthy couple, James and Em Foster, on a vacation to a remote island resort. As an author, James was looking for ideas for his second book when he happened upon another couple at the resort who are big fans of his first. They invite James and Em on a day trip outside the resort, which he agrees to, but Em is hesitant.
Following a tragic accident, James is awakened by officers pounding on his door with a warrant for his arrest. He is told that crimes committed there are punishable by death, which he can avoid only by paying “a large sum of money.”
With no other options, James agrees to pay for a procedure that will create a lifelike clone of his body. During his sentenced execution, his clone will take his place. If you’ve seen Christopher Nolan’s 2006 film The Prestige, you’ll recognize where the ethical lines begin to blur here.
What appears to be a relaxing vacation quickly turns into a nightmare as the Fosters are swept into a world of overindulgence, exploitation, and outright sadism.
Is There a Trailer for Infinity Pool?
Yes, there is! The trailer was released on December 8th and has already received over 75k views on YouTube. You can watch it below!
Who’s in the Cast of Infinity Pool?
Alexander Skarsgard, best known for his television breakout role as Eric Northman in HBO’s True Blood series, and most recently, the lead character Amleth in Robert Eggers’ 2022 film, The Northman, plays James Foster. Cleopatra Coleman, an Australian actress, plays Skarsgrd’s wife, Em Foster.
Coleman made her acting debut at the age of 15 in the Australian teen sci-fi television series Silversun. She is best known for her roles as Rya in Jim Mickle’s 2019 Netflix original film, In the Shadow of the Moon, and Grace Pell in Hulu’s 2021 drama miniseries, Dopesick.
Mia Goth has recently made waves in the horror film genre, with two A24 slashers directed by Ti West set to be released in 2022. Mia Goth, who starred in X and Pearl, will play Gabi in Infinity Pool. Gabi appears to be the character who serves as the catalyst for the events of the film based on the trailer. In the trailer, she is seen praising James’ work, potentially causing a schism between him and his wife, Em.
The English actress rose to prominence in the 2012 film Nymphomaniac, alongside co-star and on-again, off-again partner Shia LaBeouf. Her career has blossomed since then, with roles in films with similarly dark and harrowing plot lines, such as Suspiria (2018), A Cure For Wellness, and Marrowbone.
When and Where Did Infinity Pool Film?
Despite being set on the fictional island of La Tolqa, the film was shot primarily at the luxurious Amadria Park resort in Ibenik, Croatia.
The rest of the film was shot in Hungary. Production lasted five weeks, beginning in September 2021 and ending in October 2022, with post-production taking place in Canada.
When Does Infinity Pool Come Out?
Infinity Pool will make its domestic premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, which runs from January 19th to January 29th. It will then make its US debut on January 27th, 2023. It’s unclear whether the film will only be available in theatres or if it will also be available to stream on the same day. Keep an eye on this space for updates on streaming and theatrical availability!
Both authors have an eerily similar storytelling style, despite living in the shadow of their father, horror writer Stephen King. Brandon Cronenberg’s relationship with his father, writer/director David Cronenberg, is no exception. Crimes of the Future, starring Viggo Mortenson, Kristen Stewart, and Léa Seydoux, was recently released.
Following its US premiere at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival, Infinity Pool will have its official release on January 27th, 2023.