Kristen Stewart (Twilight) and Elle Fanning (Super 8) are set to lead the cast of the upcoming psychological thriller Rosebushpruning (Rosebush pruning), a new take on the 1956 film Fists in the Pocket, Deadline reports.
“Rosebushpruning is a dark satire of family and social values, centering on a young man who has epilepsy who plots the murders of his dysfunctional family.”
Rosebushpruning, directed by Karim Ainouz (Firebrad), also stars Josh O’Connor (God’s Own Country). The script was penned by Efthimis Filippou (Dogtooth).
“Marco Bellocchio’s astonishing debut, Fists in the Pocket, was released over 50 years ago and had a huge impact on Italian cinema and storytelling at the time,” said Aïnouz. “I’m excited to be collaborating with Efthimis Filippou to revisit this iconic work to create a contemporary parable about the death of the traditional patriarchal family — which I hope will be touching and provocative in equal measure.”
Watch the trailer for the original film, directed by Marco Bellocchio, below. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.