The movie stars Andrea Riseborough and Christopher Abbott.

By Clark Collis
September 01, 2020 at 01:24 PM EDT

Given the disease-filled nature of David Cronenberg's early body-horror movies, it seems appropriate that his son Brandon has been infected with a similar interest in the ghoulish and grotesque. The younger Cronenberg's new film Possessor concerns a corporate assassin named Tasya Vos (the reliably great Andrea Riseborough from Mandy and The Death of Stalin) who takes control of other people's bodies to execute high profile targets. As she sinks deeper into her latest assignment, Vos becomes trapped inside a mind that threatens to obliterate her.

The cast of Possessor also includes Christopher Abbott, Rossif Sutherland, Tuppence Middleton, Sean Bean, and Jennifer Jason Leigh, who back in 1999 starred in David Cronenberg's own sci-fi thriller Existenz.

Possessor — which now seems to have been rebranded Possessor Uncut — will be arriving on the screens of theaters and select drive-ins Oct. 9.

Watch the trailer for Possessor Uncut above.

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