'AND': Yorgos Lanthimos Has New Movie Coming With Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe & Margaret Qualley To Star

Yorgos Lanthimos‘ follow-up to 2018’s “The Favourite,” “Poor Things,” doesn’t even have a release date yet, and news about his next movie is already here. Deadline reports that Lanthimos teams up with Searchlight Pictures for the fifth time with “AND,” and the film stars much of the same main cast as “Poor Things.”

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“AND” sees Emma Stone, Margaret Qualley, and Willem Dafoe return to work with Lanthimos again, just after finishing up “Poor Things.” Joining them is Jesse Plemons, Plot details are being kept under wraps, but the film starts production next month in New Orleans. So, with any luck, two Yorgos Lanthimos movies are potentially on the way next year. How did audiences get so lucky? Lanthimos co-writes the script with Efthimis Filippou, developed from Element Pictures and Film4.  

“Working with Yorgos continues to be a highlight for us at Searchlight, and this is yet another truly original project that sets his work apart,” Searchlight presidents David Greenbaum and Matthew Greenfield said in a statement. “Working again with Emma, Willem, Jesse, and Margaret as well as Element and Film4 is just the icing on the cake.”

The new movie marks Stone’s third time working with Lanthimos, after “Poor Things” and “The Favourite.” She also started in Lanthimos’ short from this year, “Bleat.”  Recent credits for the actress include “Cruella” and “Zombieland: Double Tap.” Meanwhile, it’s Plemons’ first time working with the director. He stars in “Windfall” and HBO Max‘s “Love And Death” this year, and has Martin Scorsese‘s “Killers Of The Flower Moon” on deck next year.  

“Poor Things” marks the first time Dafoe and Qualley have worked with Lanthimos. Dafoe’s recent credits include “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” “The Northman,” and “Dead For A Dollar.” Upcoming roles include Wes Anderson‘s “Asteroid City” and “Aquaman And Lost Kingdom.” Meanwhile, Qualley’s recent credits include Claire Denis‘ “Stars At Noon,” in theaters in October, and “Sanctuary,” which just had its world premiere at TIFF.

Moviegoers have anticipated Lanthimos’ next effort since “The Favourite” received widespread critical acclaim, and a Best Actress Oscar for Olivia Colman. Now, get ready for “AND” after “Poor Things.” With any luck, both films will hit theaters next year.