Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, And More Will Star In 'Eddington'

The film’s production begins this week with a star-packed ensemble.

Ari Aster, known for writing and directing the horror films Hereditary, Midsommar, and Beau Is Afraid, has recruited some of today’s biggest stars for his next film, Eddington.

Joining the cast are Emma Stone, Joaquin Phoenix, Pedro Pascal, and Austin Butler. Luke Grimes, Deirdre O’Connell, Micheal Ward and Clifton Collins Jr. will also appear in the movie.

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Eddington, which Aster also wrote, is a contemporary Western film set in a small town in New Mexico. According to Variety, the main character is a sheriff with higher aspirations.

A24 teases Ari Aster's new film Eddington
Image via X @A24

The movie will be co-produced and distributed by A24, which has released all three of Aster’s previous films.

Dream Cast

Stone is fresh from her Oscar win for Best Actress in Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things. This is her second Academy Award, after her 2016 Best Actress win for her role in La La Land. In 2017, Forbes reported that she was the world’s highest-paid actress.

Emma Stone
Image via Instagram @theacademy

Phoenix had just recently worked with Aster in Beau Is Afraid. The actor played the title character, a mild-mannered but paranoia-ridden man who embarks on a surreal journey. Phoenix has also won a Best Actor Oscar for Joker. Its sequel will be released later this year.

Pascal has been on everyone’s television screens, after acting in Game of Thrones, Narcos, The Mandalorian, and The Last of Us. His most recent project was Ethan Coen’s Drive-Away Dolls, released last month.

Pedro Pascal
Image via Instagram @pascalispunk

Butler began his career acting in teen sitcoms in dramas on Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and The CW. He later gained wider recognition for his portrayal of Elvis Presley in Baz Luhrmann’s biopic. Since then, he has also starred in the miniseries Masters of the Air and the recently released Dune: Part Two.

Banner image via Instagram @poorthingsfilm.

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