Celebrated filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos has made clear his fondness for Emma Stone, having worked with the actress on three previous occasions. Now he’s proving further that a long-term working relationship is his preferred modus operandi with the addition of Joe Alwyn who starred in his Oscar-winning period film, The Favourite to the cast of his upcoming movie And, it will be their second collaboration. And will also star Stone, making it her fourth collaboration with the director, and reuniting her with Alwyn, with whom she first shared the screen in The Favourite.
Since receiving the green light from Searchlight Pictures, the lid has remained tight on plot details and character descriptions for And, and with this latest casting news from The Hollywood Reporter, not much has changed in that regard. However, given that Lanthimos is assembling an all-star cast, some of whom are accustomed to his unorthodox but fun approach to filmmaking from experience, we can be sure to expect more of the distinctively captivating style he has come to be known for. “We are so excited to be collaborating with Joe once again after our extraordinary journey together on The Favourite,” said Searchlight Pictures presidents Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum in a statement. “He is a brilliant actor and a welcome addition to the all-star cast Yorgos has put together here.”
Alwyn will be joining the previously announced Stone, Jesse Plemons, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, and Margaret Qualley, the latter two of whom also had roles in Lanthimos‘ Poor Things which is currently in post-production and is slated for release next year. Lanthimos will direct And from a script written by Efthymis Filippou (The Lobsters) and developed by Element Pictures and Film4. Element Pictures, Searchlight, and Film4 will collaborate on the production with Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe, Kasia Malipan, and Lanthimos serving as producers.
And begins production in New Orleans this month and is expected to be released in 2024.