It was just the other day that we let you guys know Hereditary writer-director Ari Aster has his next film in the works over at A24, which will be indie horror company’s largest production to date.
In that post, Aster’s new film was referred to as simply an “untitled horror film”, but today we have word via THR that the film tentative title is Midsommer.
A24 is currently in process of casting the film with Lars Knudsen and B Reel onboard to produce. The film is expected to begin production start of late summer/early fall 2018.
The plot is being kept under wraps though it follows a young woman, already dealing with the death of her parents, who joins her boyfriend and his friends on a trip to Sweden, specifically to a remote town with unique midsummer traditions. Things go south from there.
Hereditary is written and directed by Ari Aster and stars Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Ann Dowd, Milly Shapiro, and Alex Wolff with Kevin Scott Frakes, Lars Knudsen, and Buddy Patrick producing. The film hits theaters nationwide on June 8th.
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage.
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