Getting house proves an particularly weird and danger-filled journey for a paranoid man with mommy points, performed by Joaquin Phoenix, within the first trailer for Beau is Afraid, which dropped on Tuesday.
The teaser for writer-director Ari Aster’s A24 movie opens on Beau, performed by Phoenix, having a daunting flashback to a household cruise trip throughout his childhood. “I’m so sorry for what your dad handed all the way down to you, however I wished a baby. … The best present of my life,” Beau’s mom tells his youthful self.
Then, Beau, abruptly fast-forwarded to the current, tells his therapist: “I’m visiting my mom tomorrow.” That unleashes a weird and, at instances trippy, journey the place Beau, at one level escaping the clutches of his physician, performed by Nathan Lane, darts round and over folks whereas madly operating on the street, will get hit by a automobile and even walks by a forest throughout a hybrid animated and dwell motion scene.
The A24 synopsis for Beau is Afraid, earlier titled Disappointment Blvd., says “a paranoid man embarks on an epic odyssey to get house to his mom on this daring and ingeniously wicked new movie from author/director Ari Aster.”
The nightmarish trailer is ready to the upbeat tones of Supertramp’s “Goodbye Stranger” music because the viewers is instructed, by way of the movie’s tagline, “from his darkest fears, comes the best journey.”
A24 and Aster labored collectively on the sooner options Hereditary and Midsommar. Beau is Afraid additionally stars Amy Ryan, Parker Posey, Richard Type, Patti LuPone, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Armen Nahapetian, who performs a youthful Beau.
Beau Is Afraid will hit theaters on April 21.
Watch the trailer under.