The Crimes of the Future cast features Viggo Mortensen, Léa Seydoux and Kristen Stewart. This info article contains minor spoilers and character details for David Cronenberg’s 2022 movie. Check out more streaming guides in Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section.
Crimes of the Future chronicles the experiences of a man living with Accelerated Evolution Syndrome. As Saul Tenser works as a performance artist, he learns about a unique opportunity to evolve his craft. The narrative follows the main protagonist and his partner as they collude with an evolutionist cell leader. Here’s every main performer and character in Crimes of the Future.
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Crimes of the Future Cast: Viggo Mortensen as Saul Tenser
Character Profile: A performance artist living with Accelerated Evolution Syndrome. He is a former soldier who creates theatre out of body. Saul infiltrates an evolutionist cell.
Mortensen’s Resume: John W. Poe in Young Guns II (1990), Aragorn in The Lord of the Rings Movie Franchise (2001-03), Nikolai in Eastern Promises (2007), Ben in Captain Fantastic (2016), Tony Lip in Green Book (2018)
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Crimes of the Future Cast: Léa Seydoux as Caprice
Character Profile: Saul’s partner, a performance artist. She is a former trauma surgeon who designs organ tattoos. Caprice looks after the best interests of her lover.
Seydoux’s Resume: Gabrielle in Midnight in Paris (2011), Emma in Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), Loner Leader in The Lobster (2015), Madeleine in Spectre (2015), Simone in The French Dispatch (2021)
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Crimes of the Future Cast: Kristen Stewart as Timlin
Character Profile: An investigator for the National Organ Registry. She believes that “surgery is the new sex.” Timlin is fascinated by Saul and pursues a sexual fling with him.
Stewart’s Resume: Tracy Tatro in Into the Wild (2007), Bella Swan in the Twilight Movie Franchise (2008-11), Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman (2012), Maureen in Personal Shopper (2016), Diana in Spencer (2021)
Crimes of the Future Cast: Don McKellar as Wippet
Character Profile: An investigator for the National Organ Registry. He muses about neo-organs and mutations. Wippet says that human evolution is “uncontrolled.”
McKellar’s Resume: Patrick Wheeler in Last Night (1998), Evan Williams in The Red Violin (1998), Yevgeny Nourish in eXistenZ (1999), Thief in Blindness (2008), Director in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
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Crimes of the Future Cast: Scott Speedman as Lang Dotrice
Character Profile: An evolutionist cell leader. He attends Saul’s ”Body Is Reality” show and proposes an autopsy of his son. Lang hopes to “make a statement” while colluding with an organization known as the New Vice.
Speedman’s Resume: Michael in Underworld (2003), James Hoyt in The Strangers (2008), Barry “Baz” Blackwell in Animal Kingdom (2016-18), Dr. Nick Marsh in Grey’s Anatomy (2018-), Matthew Engler in You (2021)
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The Crimes of the Future cast also includes Tanaya Beatty (The Night Shift, Yellowstone), Denise Capezza (Gomorrah, Baby), Welket Bungué (Joaquim, Berlin Alexanderplatz), Lihi Kornowski (The Hood, Malkot) and Yorgos Karamihos (Ben-Hur, The Durrells).
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