Voltage Pictures has announced a huge ensemble joining Elisabeth Moss in the punk rock pic Her Smell including Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, Eric Stoltz, Virginia Madsen, Dylan Gelula and Eka Darville. They also join Amber Heard, Ashley Benson, Agyness Deyn and Gayle Rankin who were previously announced.
Moss stars as Becky Something, a maniacally destructive punk rock star and leader of the seminal all-female rock band Something She, who pushes her relationships with bandmates, family and followers to the limit as she wages a years long war against sobriety, while attempting to re-engage the creativity that had once led her band to massive crossover success. When a new, younger female band called The Akergirls, led by Delevingne’s Cassie, bursts onto the scene, Becky becomes their mentor. With added responsibility and watching her former friend Zelda E. Zekial (Amber Heard) rise to celebrity megastardom while her career falters, Becky falls deeper into her downward spiral, losing all ties with those she cares about most, including her young daughter and estranged husband Danny (Dan Stevens). It is only when Becky hits rock bottom that she finds her path to true redemption. She must rediscover her voice and take control of her life to be the woman she has always been meant to be, both for her daughter and for herself.
Voltage is also repping overseas rights on Her Smell and is debuting the pic in Cannes next week. Her Smell is written and directed by Alex Ross Perry (screenwriter of Christopher Robin, writer/director of Listen Up Philip), with Moss producing alongside Matthew Perniciaro and Michael Sherman of Bow and Arrow Entertainment, Adam Piotrowicz, and Perry.
Endeavor Content is handling domestic sales for the film. Her Smell marks Moss third reteam with Perry after Queen of Earth and Listen Up Philip. The film features original songs written by Alicia Bognanno of Bully and Anika Pyle.
“We are thrilled to bring this powerful story to Cannes, with an all-star cast of some of the most talented actresses in the industry along with the considerable pedigree of the filmmakers” said Voltage CEO Nicolas Chartier.
“This is a very special film for all of us involved, one that highlights fearless performances led by the indomitable Elisabeth Moss, and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with Voltage to bring the film to the international marketplace” said producer Matthew Perniciaro of Bow and Arrow Entertainment.
Delevingne is repped by WME, Stevens by WME, Stoltz by UTA and Landmark Artists Management, Madsen by UTA and Untitled Entertainment, Gelula by CAA and MGMT Entertainment and Darville by Paradigm and Echo Lake Entertainment.