Beau Is Afraid Release Date: What Trailer Portrays?

In this article, let's talk about Ari Aster's new film, “Beau is Afraid” it was going to delay for a long time but you will be able to watch it from 23 April 2023 in the US. Now, we will discuss everything we know so far. “Beau is Afraid” is the latest movie from Midsommar and Hereditary director Ari Aster. In this, we cover all important facts, cast, and plot. For more details keep reading this article till the end.

Beau is Afraid is a movie with Joaquin Phoenix and that is such a unique concept that is beautifully portrayed by the creator. It is the anticipated new movie which was originally called Disappointment Boulevard and was later retitled Beau is Afraid. The movie will mark Ari Aster's third collaboration with A24 and if his previous work is anything to go by, audiences become excited and thrilled.

Considering, Joaquin Phoenix working alongside Ari Aster, co-star Stephen McKinley Henderson told to reporter: “Joaquin and Ari were so simpatico, and they worked together for the whole film. I came in pretty close to the end of the shoot and so they had been working a while. And their way of working together was like they were really old friends.”

What Are the Storylines of “Beau is Afraid”?

As of now, the trailer has been released which portray an emotional and tonal whiplash during its two and a half minute which is a complete understatement. By watching this, we highly move from a horror-tinged introduction to a light-hearted comedy, back to a terrifying kidnapping plot, then to a mind-bending, gunfire, frozen tundras, arid deserts, jumps between reality and fantasy, all thing takes us to another world.

It seems Phoenix plays Beau, an extremely anxious but pleasant-looking man who has a fraught relationship with his overbearing mother, now when she dies. He makes a journey home where he encounters some stressful supernatural threats. Moreover, to uncover secrets from his own past. In the trailer, it has been shown that Beau is off to visit his mother and gets hit by a car, and then comes under the care of an eccentric couple.

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Who Will Be Seen in the Movie?

Beau is Afraid stars Joaquin Phoenix in the lead role as Beau, whereas a young version of Beau is played by Armen Nahapetian. Beau's mother’s younger version will be played by Zoe Lister-Jones. Another cast is mentioned below who have performed their characters very well.

  • Patti LuPone as Beau's mother
    • Zoe Lister-Jones as a younger Beau's mother
  • Nathan Lane as Roger
  • Amy Ryan as Grace
  • Kylie Rogers as Toni
  • Parker Posey as Elaine
    • Hayley Squires as a younger Elaine
    • Julia Antonelli as teenage Elaine
  • Stephen McKinley Henderson
  • Denis Ménochet as Jeeves
  • Michael Gandolfini
  • Richard Kind

What You Will See in the Trailer?

On January 10, 2023, A24 launched the official trailer for Beau is Afraid. The trailer teases a film that is noticeably less steeped in horror than Aster's last two outings. The poster features Joaquin Phoenix's name front and center with an unnerving and uncanny image of what appears to be a weirdly de-aged face of Joaquin Phoenix.

In the poster, Phoenix has been spotted wearing the same housecoat that came out earlier. The film is imagined to span various years. Therefore, we might get to witness Phoenix play several different ages within the movie. Then, on January 5, 2023, another poster was released showing Phoenix's character at different ages.

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Where the Movie Has Been Shot?

Cinematographer Pawel Pogorzelski and production designer Fiona Crombie commenced the filming in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, an off-island suburb of Montreal in Quebec in June 2021. The production wind up in the following October.

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