Deadline reports that frequently photographed person and actually really good dance-popper Sky Ferreira has joined Lords Of Chaos, an adaptation of Michael Moynihan and Didrik Søderlind’s non-fiction account of Norway’s early ‘90s black metal scene, co-produced by Vice films. The project, which was initially announced last year, will reportedly focus on the 1993 murder of Mayhem guitarist Øystein “Euronymous” Aarseth at the hands of Varg Vikernes, better known as the black metal one-man band Burzum.
The film will be directed by music video veteran Jonas Åkerlund, who, once upon a time, was the original drummer for the pioneering Swedish first-wave black metal band Bathory. (He also directed Spun, which isn’t very good, but you can’t have everything.) Jack Kilmer and Brooklyn’s Emory Cohen have also recently joined the cast, which includes Rory Culkin. Before Åkerlund took over the project, Lords Of Chaos was developed as a possible English-language debut for cult Japanese director Sion Sono (Love Exposure).
On a tangentially related note: Way back when, a completely unknown, 16-year-old Ferreira was cast in Metal Gods, a project by director Matt Porterfield (I Used To Be Darker) that fell through, though Porterfield ended up casting her in Putty Hill. However, the camera tests from the project are still online, shot by Jeremy Saulnier, who was slated to be the cinematographer for Metal Gods and would later go on to direct Blue Ruin and this year’s Green Room.
Just for the fun of it, we’ve embedded this bit of “before they were sorta-indie-famous” Vimeo ephemera below.