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‘Beau Is Afraid’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix Fronts Arry Aster Film

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A24 has shared the first look at “Beau Is Afraid,” the upcoming horror from “Midsommar” director Ari Aster. Joaquin Phoenix plays a successful entrepreneur in the film, and the narrative is said to follow the character over several decades.

A24’s official “Beau is Afraid” synopsis reads: “A paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get back to his mother in this bold and wittily depraved new film from writer-director Ari Astor.”

In addition to Phoenix, confirmed cast members for the film include Nathan Lane, Patti LuPone, Amy Ryan, Kylie Rogers, Parker Posey, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Hayley Squires, Michael Gandolfini, Zoe Lister-Jones and Richard Kind.

Phoenix comes to the new Aster film after his Best Actor win for his portrayal of Arthur Flake in Todd Phillips’ 2019 DC Comics film “Joker,” Mike Mills’ 2019 festival darling “C’mon, C’mon” as well as a radio journalist whose young And the energetic nephew gives him a new perspective on life. He will reprise his role as Arthur Flake opposite Lady Gaga in “Joker: Folly a Deux,” which is being billed as a musical.

“Beau Is Afraid,” previously titled “Deappointment Blvd,” is Aster’s third collaborative effort with A24, following his breakout horror hits “Hereditary” and “Midsommar,” which were released in 2018 and 2019, respectively. In the former, which was Astaire’s feature directorial debut, he directed a cast including Toni Collette, Alex Wolff, Millie Shapiro and Gabriel Byrne as a family haunted by a mysterious presence after their seemingly secretive grandmother dies. Starring Florence Pugh, “Midsomer” follows a couple who travel to Sweden for a flower-filled Midsummer festival that’s much darker than it appears.

Aster wrote the screenplay for “Beau is Afraid” alongside producing alongside Lars Knudsen. The film is scheduled to release on April 21.

Watch the trailer below.

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