First look at Joaquin Phoenix in Ari Aster’s Beau Is Afraid’ | Trailer

Beau Is Afraid

A24 has released the initial trailer for “Beau is Afraid,” the latest film directed by the acclaimed Ari Aster and starring Joaquin Phoenix. The story of this highly-anticipated film from one of the most accomplished directors of recent years has been kept under wraps for quite some time.

Beau Is Afraid Trailer


Ari Aster, the director of “Midsommar,” officially announced in February 2021 that his next film, initially referred to as “Disappointment Blvd,” would be a four-hour “nightmarish comedy. It is noteworthy that Aster had previously directed a short film in 2011 named “Beau,” which tells the story of a neurotic middle-aged man’s trip to see his mother being disrupted when his keys are mysteriously taken from his door, leading to a series of increasingly disturbing events that haunt him.

Aster previously told IndieWire that his next feature film would not be a horror film. “It might take me a few movies before I wind back around to [horror], but I love horror and I’m sure I’ll be back.”

The film also has a noteworthy cast, including Nathan Lane, Amy Ryan, Parker Posey, and Patti LuPone. It is set to be released in theaters on April 21.