INVITATION Director Karyn Kusama’s DESTROYER Adds More Talent

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We haven’t yet talked about Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer, so let’s correct that course right now. Kusama, who directed last year’s damn near perfect home/cult thriller The Invitation, is back in the world of California cults, though this time she’s bringing gritty police genre work along for the ride.

Destroyer focuses on a young LAPD officer who goes undercover in a cult out in the desert. Nicole Kidman, whose career renaissance continues to be wonderful, has been cast to star, but something tells this reporter she certainly won’t be the cop in question and will maybe be the cult leader. Pure speculation.

Sebastian Stan has joined Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer as well (there’s your cop), and Tatiana Maslany from Orhpan Black is on board. Now, the great Bradley Whitford and the GREAT Scoot McNairy have joined the team. This cast is getting bigger and more awesome week by week.


Destroyer will begin principal photography next week, and there is no news of a release date at this point; but, I can assure you we won’t let any heretofore news updates slip past us when it comes to this one. Also, if you haven’t, go watch The Invitation. You can thank me later.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry is the managing editor for Monkeys Fighting Robots. The Dalai Lama once told him when he dies he will receive total consciousness. So he's got that going for him... Which is nice.