Ridding off the success of “Dune: Part Two” and anticipating the release of his upcoming movie “The Bikeriders,” Austin Butler has nabbed another role in Ari Aster’s upcoming movie, “Eddington.” Though nothing much has been revealed about the film, the actor teased his unique role in the upcoming project, which features an ensemble cast.

What can be expected from Austin Butler’s new film and character?

As aforementioned, details regarding Ari Aster’s directorial feature “Eddington” are being kept under wraps for now. However, we do know about the genre Aster will serve the audience with and the star power attached to this project. “Eddington” is being marketed as a “film noir ensemble western dark comedy” about a “small-town New Mexico sheriff with higher aspirations.” The movie sports a talented ensemble starring Joaquin Phoenix, Pedro Pascal, Emma Stone, Luke Grimes, Butler, Deirdre O’Connell, Clifton Collins Jr., and Micheal Ward. The film has no official release date yet, but it’s expected in early 2025.

During a conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, Butler gave some insight into his experience with “Eddington” and teased his character. Though he didn’t give much away regarding the story and character, he said that the experience was “a wild adventure” he got to go on. He even reflected on the character he will be portraying this time in Aster’s film. The actor said:

“Yeah, I’m a huge fan of Ari and Joaquin [Phoenix] and Emily [Emma Stone] and [DP] Darius Khondji and everybody involved. The entire team was incredible to work with. I don’t want to give much away as far as the story and character go, but it was a wild adventure that I got to go on. I got to play a character who’s very different from anything that I’ve done. Ari and I have been friends for a little bit, and it was great to see him on set. He is such an incredible filmmaker, and he has such confidence and such a sense of humor and wild imagination. I truly loved working with him.”

Butler’s statement clearly depicts his excitement about working on the film, and his admiration for Ari’s work is something we wholeheartedly share. The director’s films have been noted for their unsettling combination of horror, dark comedy, and depictions of graphic violence. His notable filmmaking credits include “Hereditary” (2018), “Midsommar” (2019), and “Beau Is Afraid” (2023).

While the details for “Eddington” are sparse, Aster seems to be continuing his inclination toward dark comedy rather than straight-up horror.

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