Disappointment Blvd

Ari Aster and Joaquin Phoenix are teaming up for Disappointment Blvd., a title that’s coming from Aster’s buddies over at A24. The indie distributor pumped out Aster’s Hereditary and Midsommar, so it makes sense that the director would want to stick with them. We don’t know much about the title just yet, but the official word is that it’ll be a “decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.” Aster has dropped several hints about what his new movie might be about in the past, but it’s unclear if he was talking about this project.

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The Whale cast

Hong Chau is about to star in a whale of a movie.

The actress, who recently appeared in the Amazon drama series Homecoming and HBO’s highly acclaimed limited series Watchmen, is the latest performer to join The Whale cast for director Darren Aronofsky. This will be his first film since 2017’s divisive mother! – which, for the record, is fantastic. Brendan Fraser (The Mummy) is already on board to play the male lead, and a new report says Chau is now on board as the female lead. That report also suggests that a Minority Report actress and a Stranger Things actress are in talks to play supporting roles in the movie, and you can find out more about that below.
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A24 virtual screenings

If you’ve been dying to see Minari, here’s a great way to do it safely.

Film distribution company A24 has launched the A24 Screening Room, a website where film fans can access virtual screenings of their new movies. The only title listed so far is Minari, writer/director Lee Isaac Chung‘s excellent family drama, but presumably we’ll be able to watch upcoming films there as well. (The Green Knight, anyone?) Get details about the new A24 virtual screenings below.
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Amy Adams Outlawed TV Series

Amy Adams is about to head into the Old West. Not only has the Arrival and Enchanted star has just landed the lead role in A24’s TV series adaptation of Anna North‘s best-selling novel Outlawed, but the six-time Oscar nominee will also be producing the show through her own Bond Group Entertainment production banner. Read More »

Minari on demand release

If you read a handful of “best of the year” lists as 2020 was coming to a close, chances are probably pretty high that you saw director Lee Isaac Chung‘s Minari pop up multiple times. The beloved drama has been winning hearts since premiering at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Grand Jury prize and the U.S. Dramatic Audience Awards, and now we finally know when the film will be making its way to VOD. Read More »

the tragedy of macbeth black and white

The Tragedy of Macbeth, Joel Coen‘s first movie without brother Ethan, doesn’t have a release date yet, but here’s hoping we can see it this year. As we wait for some sort of release announcement (and a trailer, please?), we now have some news: the film was shot in black-and-white by cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel. This is news that will no doubt make some cinephiles (like me, for instance) start watering at the mouth. Let us see this movie, damn it!

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The Whale

Darren Aronofsky (The Fountain, Requiem for a Dream) is teaming up with A24 for the first time on a new movie called The Whale.

The film will be an adaptation of playwright Samuel D. Hunter‘s 2012 stage play of the same name, with Hunter on board to write the screenplay. Brendan Fraser (The Mummy, Doom Patrol) is attached to star. Read More »

Alex Garland movie - Jessie Buckley

It’s now been three years since writer/director Alex Garland made Annihilation, a visually stunning, occasionally confounding, and ultimately jaw-dropping piece of science fiction cinema that ended up being my favorite film of 2018. And after diving into television with his Hulu limited series Devs, Garland is finally plotting his return to moviemaking.

His enigmatic new film for A24 is eying Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose, Fargo) and Rory Kinnear (Skyfall) in starring roles, and you can read everything we know about it below.

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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

Ocean Vuong‘s debut novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous became an instant New York Times bestseller when it was released last year, and now a film adaptation is in the works. A24, the indie production company/distributor behind films like Moonlight, Hereditary, Eighth Grade, The Lighthouse, and Uncut Gems, announced this week that they were already “busy working on the film adaptation” of the acclaimed novel. Read More »

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Golden Globes Block Minari

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has made a controversial decision about which categories A24’s new family drama Minari will be allowed to compete in for the 2021 Golden Globes. Though studios are allowed to choose which categories that their films are submitted for, the 89 journalists from around the world are the ones who choose whether or not to accept them. Unfortunately, they’ve decided that since Minari is primarily in Korean, it will not be allowed to compete in either of the regular Best Picture categories and will only be accepted in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Read More »