While Ari Aster’s new film “Beau’s Afraid” is yet to be released in theaters, the director is already thinking about his next project. The director revealed in an interview with The New York Times that his next project will be “almost certainly” a Western project.. The genre could be an unexpected change after his horror chops, but Aster could be accompanied by a familiar face: Joaquin Phoenix, who after appearing in this new film could return to star in the director’s new proposal.
Aster is about to release his third movie and has already established himself as a horror icon and has certainly established himself as a creative force with his terrifying films: 2018’s ‘Hereditary’ and 2019’s ‘Midsommar’. It takes an unexpected direction.
Whatever style Aster explores next, the director is looking forward to working with Phoenix again, with whom he says he built a “real affair” during the two months of dating leading up to the production of “Beau.” The director praised the actor and his creative sensibilities, calling him “a ruthless detective… If you feel that something is fake or not right, you will not be able to do it. It’s not even about his refusal to do something: his body will stop him.” Aster described his time working with Phoenix as “the best experience of my life”.: “It also taught me how I want to act in the future: the seriousness with which I expect an actor to approach any role.”
Joaquin Phoenix’s feeling for the director is mutual. He has nothing but praise for Aster. Speaking about his experience with the director, the actor revealed, “I knew I could never, just ‘act’ in front of Ari, it’s something I find disgusting and hard to do. You can’t do that to Ari. You’ll feel it right away. It’s good to know.” You work with someone like that.” While the movie was a difficult experience for the actor, who delves into heavy topics like family trauma, he insists, “I enjoy the things that are hard to achieve sometimes.” Although he went on to say that the duo found time to laugh despite the film’s big theme, saying “We definitely laughed a lot. What do you call it? Black humor. The characters go through so much trauma that you don’t have a choice.” This subject.”
Beau’s Afraid is about a man who will have to face his fears and paranoia as he embarks on an epic odyssey to get home from his controlling mother.
The movie will hit theaters on April 28. by Diamond Films.