The Eastern Promises Sequel Has Been Halted

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Photo: Focus Features

Sorry to get your hopes up! Vulture reported back in June that deals had been made for David Cronenberg, Viggo Mortensen, and Vincent Cassel to reteam for a sequel to Eastern Promises, but David Cronenberg told the Playlist today that the project, meant to shoot this fall, is now dead. "It's done," said Cronenberg, who's now left without a next film on his plate. "If you don't like it, talk to James Schamus at Focus. It was his decision." Avoid the bathhouse over the coming weeks, James.