Ever since his 2020 Oscar award for the critically and publicly acclaimed role in Joker, fans have been wondering what Joaquin Phoenix will do next. At last, we have an answer. The talented actor is set to star in director Ari Aster’s next project. The film will be titled Disappointment Blvd. and will be a follow-up to Aster’s acclaimed horror movies Hereditary and Midsommar. Much like the first two projects, A24 will also produce the upcoming film.
Joaquin Phoenix’s Role in the Project
Disappointment Blvd. aims to build an intimate, decades-spanning portrait of one of history’s greatest entrepreneurs. Who that mogul is and what exactly fans should expect from the film is still kept under wraps. However, that brief description is clearly a departure from Aster’s horror genre. When talking about his next project, the director described it as a “nightmare comedy” that would be four hours long. Whether Aster was referring to Disappointment Blvd. remains a mystery, as is Joaquin’s role in the project, but we will likely see him in the lead.
Other Upcoming Roles for Joaquin
Phoenix had already finished filming C’mon C’mon, a film by director Mike Mills, ahead of the 2020 Oscars (again backed by A24). The Joker actor is also set to portray Napoleon himself in an upcoming Ridley Scott’s film, titled Kitbag, which will likely be filmed after Aster’s movie. The intention of Kitbag is to show Napoleon’s astounding strategic mind and relentless ambition, as well as his well-known battles and extraordinary military decisions.
Director Ridley Scott is currently set to start filming Gucci in Italy. The drama stars Lady Gaga as murderess Patrizia Reggiani, as well as veterans like Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, and Jared Leto. It’s likely that Kitbag will start filming after Gucci wraps up, which means we won’t get to see Joaquin Phoenix as Napoleon, at least for another year.