Horror movie director Ari Aster made a splash with Hereditary and Midsommar, and his new film, Disappointment Blvd, is moving forward with some big news this week.
Deadline reports that A24–the studio behind Aster’s last two films–is in talks to finance this new movie. Not only that, but it’s been reported that Oscar-winning Joker actor Joaquin Phoenix will star in the film.
Deadline says that after Phoenix officially signed on, Aster began pitching the movie to studios. There was “plenty of interest,” the report said, but A24 ultimately made the deal to stay in business with Aster after two big hits.
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