A DANGEROUS METHOD Starring Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender & Viggo Mortensen To Be Released By Year’s End
David Cronenberg’s (EASTERN PROMISES, A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE, THE FLY) new movie, A DANGEROUS METHOD will be released by the end of the year according to the film’s production company, Recorded Picture Company. Starring Keira Knightley (LONDON BOULEVARD, NEVER LET ME GO), Michael Fassbender (JANE EYRE, INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS) and Viggo Mortensen (THE ROAD, EASTERN PROMISES), this hotly anticipated drama, written by Academy Award winner Christopher Hampton (DANGEROUS LIAISONS), represents the third collaboration between Oscar winning producer Jeremy Thomas (THE LAST EMPEROR) and director David Cronenberg.
With a few weeks remaining until the announcement of the Cannes Film Festival lineup on April 14th, speculation is intensifying. After what many a deemed a relatively lackluster lineup last year due to many would-be entries not being finished in time, this year looks like it could be quite the doozy.
A beautiful young woman, driven mad by her past. An ambitious doctor on a mission to succeed. An esteemed mentor with a revolutionary cure. Let the mind games begin…
Seduced by the challenge of an impossible case, the driven Dr. Jung (Michael Fassbender) takes the unbalanced yet beautiful Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley) as his patient. Jung’s weapon is the method of his master, the renowned Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen). Both men fall under Sabina’s spell. Into the mix comes Otto Gross (Vincent Cassel), a debauched patient who is determined to push the boundaries.
Jung gives in to lust and a passionate affair begins. Sabina becomes the catalyst for Jung’s inspired theories. Meanwhile Freud goes further, delving into Sabina’s brilliant mind until she can take the situation no longer. The bonds between the trio shatter. Driven by desire and revenge, with their reputations at stake, Freud and Jung embark on a battle of wills.
In this dangerous game of sex and intellect, the price will be Sabina’s soul.
The film is produced by Academy® Award Winning producer Jeremy Thomas and Recorded Picture Company and Co-Produced by Marco Mehlitz of Lago Film and Marty Katz of ProsperoFilm. Millbrook Pictures Karl Spoerri also serves a co-producer. Thomas Sterchi and Matthias Zimmermann are Executive Producers alongside RPC’s Peter Watson and Stephan Mallmann.
Director: David Cronenberg
Writer: Christopher Hampton
Producer: Jeremy Thomas
Cast: Kiera Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel