When it premiered as an official selection at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, Downloading Nancy (trailer) became one of the most controversial films ever to premiere at the festival. Set at the dawn of the Internet explosion, the film is inspired by a true story of one woman’s deadly desire to journey on the Internet to satisfy a dark psycho sexual need. While we’re unsure about how dark the film gets, some attendees of the festival told us that we should definitely be telling you dear reader about this forthcoming release. Beyond the break you can check out the official one sheet for Pamela Cuming & Lee Ross’s project arriving in limited cities on June 5.
When Albert Stockwell (Rufus Sewell, Dark City, Illuminata) comes home from work one day, he finds a note from his wife of 15 years, Nancy (Maria Bello, A History of Violence, Thank You for Smoking), saying she has gone to see friends. After waiting several days, Albert realizes that his wife is missing. Nancy has met her salvation on the Internet in the form of Louis Farley (Jason Patric, The Lost Boys, Rush). Nancy and Louis, both wounded souls, take comfort in one another through e-mail, pictures, and promises of perverse sexual encounters. Nancy has finally found the one and only thing that can liberate her from the pain in her life. While she pursues the freedom that she feels will only come with ultimate liberation, Albert is left to put the pieces together and try to salvage what is left.
DOWNLOADING NANCY stars Maria Bello, Jason Patric, Rufus Sewell and Amy Benneman. The film is directed by Johan Renck, Christopher Doyle is the director of photography and the screenplay was penned by Pamela Cuming and Lee Ross. Igor Kovacevich, David Moore, Cole Payne and Jason Essex are the producers.
Here’s the actual official one sheet:
Poster from IMP Awards: