Joaquin Phoenix Embarks on a Surreal Adventure
A24 has dropped the official Beau is Afraid trailer, the forthcoming horror comedy which hails from Midsommar director Ari Aster. The film is scheduled to arrive in theaters on April 21.
The video features Oscar winner Joaquin Phoenix as he portrays Beau, a man who suddenly finds himself on a surreal adventure while trying to make his way home to his mother. It also gives us a preview of the different weird and nightmare-like scenarios he’ll go through as he’s forced to face his darkest fears.
Check out the Beau is Afraid trailer below:
The film is written and directed by Ari Aster. This marks the filmmaker’s third directorial project with A24 after previously working on two acclaimed films: 2018’s Hereditary, which starred Toni Collette, and 2019’s Midsommar, which starred Florence Pugh.
Beau is Afraid (formerly titled Disappointment Blvd.) will reportedly be an intimate, decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time. Joining him are Nathan Lane (The Producers), Patti LuPone (Frasier), Amy Ryan (Birdman), Kylie Rogers (Home Before Dark), Parker Posey (You’ve Got Mail), Zoe Lister-Jones (How It Ends), Stephen McKinley Henderson (Lady Bird), Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark), Denis Ménochet (Inglorious Basterds), and Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake).
Phoenix is best known for his critically acclaimed performances in films such as Gladiator, Walk the Line, The Master, Her, You Were Never Really Here, and Joker, with the latter earning him his first Oscar win for Best Actor.