The title for Beau is scared really seems to hold the premise – at least based on the first trailer. The A24 film is the latest of midsommar and Heir apparent director Ari Aster, and it stars Joaquin Phoenix as a stressed-out man who “goes on an epic odyssey to get home to his mother.”
Apparently that involves traveling through a paper fantasy world and encountering versions of himself from different time periods. To make the latter clear, the film contains a extreme outdated version of Phoenix that is more than a little creepy though Beau is scared doesn’t seem to be as terrifying as Aster’s previous work. But maybe that’s the trailer.
As if that wasn’t enough to pique your interest, the movie also features a great supporting cast, including Nathan Lane, Amy Ryan, Parker Posey, and Patti LuPone. The film is set to hit theaters on April 21. In the meantime, check out the new poster featuring different Joaquin Phoenixes: