After a much-buzzed debut, Hereditary director Ari Aster’s next movie has cast and plot details revealed. A24, the production company behind the biggest indie-genre flicks of recent (including Hereditary), was quick to sign Aster on for another film, this time delving into the world of Pagan cultism.
As reported by Collider, the as yet untitled new project looks to be adding Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Will Poulter (The Maze Runner) to its cast. If deals are inked, Poulter & Raynor will be joining Florence Pugh (Lady Macbeth) who is already attached to the picture. The project also has added the talents of Vilhem Blomgren, William Jackson Harper, Ellora Torchia and Archie Madekwe.
The film follows a couple on their travels to Sweden. They visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult. The A24 distributed film is currently filming in Budapest.
A Winning Relationship
Ari Aster’s prior film and directorial debut Hereditary was quick became A24’s highest-grossing movie. Hereditary took in $78 million worldwide, understandable that A24 want to continue their relationship with Aster. Hereditary certainly drew lines of division amongst cinema audiences, for every rave review a less than glowing one was not far behind. Judging by A24’s prior output, this new project from Aster certainly seems to carry the hallmarks in its description of having the right home with the distribution company. Will this project strike a similar note with its audience as Aster’s debut offering? Will lightening strike twice for the hot new horror director? It’s going to be very interesting to find out. These early tidbits of information certainly look promising.
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