St. Vincent is putting down her guitar for a bit to focus on directing a horror film. The reclusive musician, prone to an avant garde-ish take on rock n' roll, is set to partake in the production of the forthcoming horror film anthology XX. The brainchild of Magnolia Pictures subsidiary Magnet Releasing, XX will see multiple female lead-actresses star in multiple female-directed segments. In a statement released Tuesday (April 12), St. Vincent, whose real name is Annie Erin Clark, said she was "thrilled to explore the genre film medium."
For the project, Clark and the other “directors [of XX] have been given free creative rein within budget and time constraints,” according to a press release. Clark, who might be the only popular musician to perform on Saturday Night Live and then a year later work as a server at a Mexican restaurant, is known for being BFFs with David Byrne. If Clark inherits any of his hidden talents—Byrne is the author of many a fine book—we should expect a good show from XX.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Clark's segment will be produced by Roxanne Benjamin, who's known for Southbound and V/H/S. Filming will begin in Spring. Check out a promotional poster for the anthology below.