According to Deadline, A24 has enlisted six more cast members including Parker Posey (You’ve Got Mail) and Zoe Lister-Jones (How It Ends) to join Joaquin Phoenix in Ari Aster’s forthcoming feature Disappointment Blvd. In addition to Posey and Lister-Jones, Stephen McKinley Henderson (Lady Bird), Michael Gandolfini (The Many Saints of Newark), Denis Ménochet (Inglorious Basterds), and Hayley Squires (I, Daniel Blake) have also been cast for the project.
Further details about Disappointment Blvd. are still being kept under wraps, but the project will reportedly tell an intimate, decades-spanning portrait of one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time.
The project will be led by Oscar-winning actor Joaquin Phoenix (Joker). Joining him are Nathan Lane (The Producers) and Patti LuPone (Frasier) along with Oscar nominee Amy Ryan (Birdman) and Kylie Rogers (Home Before Dark).
Disappointment Blvd. will be written and directed by Ari Aster. This marks the filmmaker’s third directorial project with A24 after previously working on two acclaimed films: 2018’s Hereditary starring Toni Collette, and 2019’s Midsommar starring Florence Pugh.
Phoenix is best known for his critically acclaimed performances in films such as Gladiator, Walk the Line, The Master, Her, You Were Never Really Here, and Joker with the latter earning him his first Oscar win for Best Actor.