Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen Star in Haunting New Trailer for ‘Crimes of the Future’

After taking on the role of Princess Diana for Spencer (for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, btw), Kristen Stewart is switching to much creepier territory with her new body horror movie Crimes of the Future.

The 32-year-old actress stars alongside Viggo Mortensen in this new chiller from David Cronenberg (The Fly, A Dangerous Method). In Crimes, Stewart plays Timlin, an investigator from the National Organ Registry who closely follows the behavior of two performance artists—Saul Tenser (Mortensen) and Caprice (Léa Seydoux)—who create elaborate exhibitions centered around the transformation of the human body (and we won't go into more detail than that).

Now, the first trailer for the film has been released and it looks just as eerie as we suspected. Check it out below.

In the clip above, we learn more about the mysterious work of Tenser and Caprice. “We've all felt that the body was empty...empty of meaning,” Seydoux's character says. “And we've wanted to confirm that, so that we could fill it with meaning.” From there, we see all kinds of strange (and stomach-churning) experiments take place, as the leads continue to evolve their surgical endeavors.

Alongside Stewart, Mortensen and Seydoux, Crimes of the Future will feature Scott Speedman, Welket Bungué, Don McKellar, Lihi Kornowski, Tanaya Beatty, Yorgos Karamihos and Nadia Litz. Cronenberg is acting as writer and director on the film.

Crimes of the Future will have its official premiere at the 75th annual Cannes Film Festival later this month. After that, the flick will play in theaters in the U.S. beginning on June 3.

Horror fans can certainly look forward to this one (and those of us with queasier stomachs can sit this one out).

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