The third time that Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone worked together on the film, ‘Poor Things’, it generated much buzz and attention for Stone’s astounding portrayal. Stone may have developed into Lanthimos’ afflatus. However, this installation is unlikely to be the last because it seems number four will soon be released and number five may already be in the works.
Recently, Lanthimos revealed that he had secretly made a new movie, returning to his native country Greece, in an interview with Cineuropa. Stone plays the protagonist in this untitled project, which was photographed by Robbie Ryan (who is also well-known to the two because he played the same role in The Favourite and Poor Things). The only substantial information Lanthimos provided about the movie was that it is “much simpler and very different from Poor Things because that story needed a particular style.”
Additionally, Lanthimos and Stone produced the anthology film, “AND,” which was filmed in New Orleans and is a completely unrelated project. While Poor Things makes the rounds at autumn festivals in preparation for a December release, we eagerly anticipate more details about the ‘secretive’ project, which brings us back to the reminiscences of his past undertaken projects, for instance, Dogtooth.
Before reconnecting to film Bleat, a short film set on a Greek island, Lanthimos and Stone had already collaborated on The Favourite in 2018, for which Stone was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the Academy Awards. The movie AND, starring Emma Stone along with Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe (who also appears in Poor Things), Margaret Qualley, and Hong Chau, is scheduled for release at some point in 2024.
On September 1st, Poor Things made its debut at the 80th Venice International Film Festival. After this debut, it will screen at the BFI London Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, and New York Film Festival. Due to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, the movie’s original release date of September 8, 2023, was changed to December.