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Beau Is Afraid | Official Trailer 2 HD | A24 : Starring  Joaquin, Amy Ryan

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A24 has released a new trailer on a highly anticipated Joaquin Phoenix’s latest outing, “Beau is Afraid.” An indie filmmaker Ari Aster has become one of the most exciting writers/directors right now.

Following the two of critical success films, which were psychologically bruising horrors, “Hereditary” and “Midsommar,” the filmmaker returns with his most ambitious film, “Beau Is Afraid” which Joaquin Phoenix plays a character dealing with the fear of going to his mother’s house. When talking about the feature, Aster compared the film to “Lord of the Rings” involving this man’s journey to his mother’s house.

Opening on Phoenix’s titular character, but as his teenage version portrayed by Armen Nahapetian, we see Beau sitting by the pool on a warm summer day and setting eyes on a young woman. A flash to the present day reveals a middle-aged Beau, now played by Phoenix, looking back on a photo of his adolescent crush and reuniting with her in the present day. 

Written and directed by Aster, he pulled together a star-studded cast for his latest psychologically thrilling film, Nathan Lane, Amy Ryan, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Hayley Squires, Denis Ménochet, Kylie Rogers, Armen Nahapetian, Zoe Lister-Jones, with Parker Posey, and Patti LuPone. 

The film has been 10 years in the making, and Aster tried to make it his debut ages ago (he made a short based on the story about a decade plus ago during film school). “It began with me just trying to make myself laugh,” he told the New York Times, detailing how he made the short during graduate school at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. 

A24 will be releasing Aster’s latest film, “Beau is Afraid” in theaters on April 21, 2023.

Nobuhiro Hosoki
Nobuhiro Hosokihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Nobuhiro Hosoki grew up watching American films since he was a kid; he decided to go to the United States thanks to seeing the artistry of Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange.” After graduating from film school, he worked as an assistant director on TV Tokyo’s program called "Morning Satellite" at the New York branch office but he didn’t give up on his interest in cinema. He became a film reporter for via Yahoo Japan News. In that role, he writes news articles, picks out headliners for Yahoo News, as well as interviewing Hollywood film directors, actors, and producers working in the domestic circuit in the USA. He also does production interviews for Japanese distributors of American films and for in-theater on-sale programs. He is now the editor-in-chief of Cinemadailyus.com while continuing his work for Japan.

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