CS Video: Writer/Director Ari Aster & Star Jack Reynor talk Midsommar
ComingSoon sat down with Strange Angel star Jack Reynor and writer/director Ari Aster to discuss Aster’s new effort Midsommar, which is getting rave reviews and signalling another hit from the mastermind behind Hereditary, which can be viewed in the player below and tickets can be purchased here!
Midsommar follows a couple, played by Jack Reynor (Strange Angel) and Florence Pugh (Outlaw King), who are traveling through Sweden to visit their friend’s rural hometown for its fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
The film also stars Will Poulter (Detroit), William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), Ellora Torchia (Broadchurch), Archie Madekwe (Teen Spirit) and relative newcomer Vilhem Blomgren.
Though Aster’s prior film, Hereditary, was shut out of the Oscars earlier this year, it managed to clean up at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards. Star Toni Colette won Best Actress for her role, with Alex Wolff winning Best Supporting Actor. Aster himself won Best Director for the horror feature, who also took home the award for Best Screenplay. The film also won for Best Kill and Best Wide-Release Movie.
Midsommar is now playing in theaters, get your tickets by clicking here!