In what is turning into an impressive cast for Ari Aster’s anticipated movie, Broadway darlings Nathan Lane and Patti LuPone along with Oscar nominee Amy Ryan and Kylie Rogers have joined A24’s Disappointment Blvd., starring Joaquin Phoenix. A24 came on earlier this year to finance and produce after Phoenix made it his follow-up after winning the Best Actor Oscar for Joker.
Aster, who’s past two films were also financed by A24, will write and direct, with Aster and Lars Knudsen producing under their Square Peg banner. Access Industries will co-finance with Len Blavatnik and Danny Cohen executive producing. Elisa Alvares and Timo Argillander of IPR.VC will exec produce.
Project details are being kept under wraps, but the plot is described as an intimate, decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.
Aster has had a knack for attracting talent to scripts with Hereditary and Midsommar, but this cast is becoming his most impressive to date.