EXCLUSIVE: Parker Posey, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Denis Ménochet, Hayley Squires, Michael Gandolfini, and Zoe Lister-Jones have joined the ensemble of Ari Aster and A24’s Disappointment Blvd., starring Joaquin Phoenix. A24 came on earlier this year to finance and produce after Phoenix made it his follow-up after winning the Best Actor Oscar for Joker.
Nathan Lane, Pattie Lupone, Amy Ryan, and Kylie Rogers are also on board.
Aster, who’s past two films were also financed by A24, will write and direct, with Aster and Lars Knudsen producing under their Square Peg banner. Access Industries will co-finance with Len Blavatnik and Danny Cohen executive producing. Elisa Alvares and Timo Argillander of IPR.VC will exec produce.
Project details are being kept under wraps, but the plot is described as an intimate, decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.
Posey is represented by The Gersh Agency. Henderson is represented by Stewart Talent and EKG Talent Group. Gandolfini is represented by WME, Relevant, and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Squires is represented by Management 360 in the US and B-Side Management in the UK. Lister-Jones is represented by WME and Mosaic.