Emma Stone, Pedro Pascal, & Austin Butler Join Joaquin Phoenix in “Eddington”

Emma Stone at the Academy Awards in 2019
Emma Stone at the Academy Awards in 2019. Photo by Andrew H. Walker/BEI/REX/Shutterstock (10112916rt)

Joaquin Phoenix will reunite with Ari Aster in his next film Eddington, and he’ll be joined by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. Pedro Pascal, Emma Stone, and Austin Butler saddled up to play major roles in Aster’s Western-noir dark ensemble comedy.

Phoenix and Aster realized they were a match made in heaven while working on Beau Is Afraid and decided to join forces again. The Oscar winner will play one of the lead roles in Eddington, and he’ll be joined by several more A-list stars.

The two-time Oscar winner Emma Stone (Poor Things), Oscar nominee Austin Butler (Dune: Part Two), and Emmy nominee Pedro Pascal (The Last of Us) will also star in this project, alongside supporting players Luke Grimes (Yellowstone), Deirdre O’Connell (Outer Range), Micheal Ward (Top Boy), and Clifton Collins Jr. (Jockey).

Aster will continue his successful partnership with A24, and Eddington marks his fourth collaboration with the studio, following Hereditary, Midsommar, and Beau Is Afraid. He’ll write, direct, and produce this project through his Square Peg banner.

Aster previously described Eddington as “a revisionist Western” and “a film noir ensemble Western dark comedy”. It will center on a small-town New Mexico sheriff with higher aspirations, according to Variety.