Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott on Possessor: Uncut [Exclusive Interview]

Andrea Riseborough
Andrea Riseborough in Possessor: Uncut

For Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott, Possessor: Uncut was a no-brainer to be a part of. With a unique sci-fi story, director Brandon Cronenberg presented a visual style that cements his style in the film industry.

The film also stars Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

Here’s the official short synopsis:

From the visionary mind of writer/director Brandon Cronenberg, Possessor is an arresting sci-fi thriller about an elite, corporate assassin Tasya Vos. Using brain-implant technology, Vos takes control of other people’s bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment, Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.

Riseborough portrays Tasya Vos, who inhabits the mind of Colin Tate (Abbott) in a plot to assassinate a corporate head.

RELATED INTERVIEW: Brandon Cronenberg on Visuals and Practical Effects of Possessor: Uncut [Exclusive Interview]

LRM Online’s Gig Patta set down with the actors Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott via Zoom earlier this week. We discussed Brandon Cronenberg’s directing style and the portrayal of their characters.

Andrea Riseborough played many diverse characters across different genres. Her portrayal as Wallis Simpson in Madonna-directed W.E. credited with a notable performance about the royal romantic affair. In 2013, she thrilled audiences with Tom Cruise in the sci-fi post-apocalyptic story Oblivion. The next year, she was part of the ensemble cast of the Academy Award-winning film Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). She even starred in a horror film Mandy with Nicolas Cage. Currently, she can be seen as Emma Lynwood in SkyTV’s ZeroZeroZero.

Christopher Abbott starred in James White in the titular role. Additionally, he had roles in films such as It Comes at Night, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, and Martha Marcy May Marlene. During the last Golden Globes ceremony, he earned a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television in Catch-22.

Possessor Uncut releases in select theaters tomorrow, October 2.

Watch the exclusive interview and let us know what you think.

Source: LRM Online Exclusive, NEON

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