Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Pedro Pascal to Star in Ari Aster’s ‘Eddington’ for A24

Ari Aster has assembled a star-packed cast for his next film Eddington, which begins production this week.

Joaquin Phoenix, Pedro Pascal, Emma Stone and Austin Butler are among the performers set to star in the feature that A24 will finance and produce. Luke Grimes, Deirdre O’Connell, Micheal Ward and Clifton Collins Jr. are also set to appear in the movie that does not yet have a release date.

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Aster is directing Eddington from his own script that centers on a small-town New Mexico sheriff with lofty aspirations. Two-time Oscar-nominated cinematographer Darius Khondji will lens the title that Aster and Lars Knudsen are producing through their company Square Peg.

A24 has released all three of Aster’s previous feature films, beginning with 2018’s Hereditary and continuing with 2019’s Midsommar and last year’s Beau Is Afraid. This will mark the sixth collaboration between A24 and Square Peg.

Eddington reunites Aster with Phoenix, who starred in Beau Is Afraid alongside Patti LuPone, Nathan Lane and Amy Ryan. Phoenix, who won an Oscar for 2019’s Joker, returns for sequel Joker: Folie à Deux, hitting theaters in October from Warner Bros.

Stone picked up her second Academy Award over the weekend for her role as Bella Baxter in Yorgos Lanthimos’ Poor Things. She also appeared with Nathan Fielder on the Showtime series The Curse, which aired its season finale earlier this year.

Pascal recently appeared in Drive-Away Dolls and will return for the second season of HBO’s The Last of Us. Butler is currently earning praise for his turn in Denis Villeneuve’ Dune: Part Two opposite Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson and Josh Brolin.

Phoenix is represented by WME and Sloane Offer. Stone is represented by WME, Anonymous Content, The Lede Company and Johnson Shapiro. Pascal is repped by CAA and Jackoway Austen. Butler is repped by WME, Anonymous Content, The Lede Company and Sloane Offer.

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