Emma Stone Dances in a Parking Lot in New ‘Kinds of Kindness’ Trailer — Watch

Emma Stone is back with director Yorgos Lanthimos for “Kinds of Kindness,” the movie they shot in secret in New Orleans in fall 2022. Stone won the Best Actress Oscar this year for Lanthimos’ “Poor Things,” which was in post-production and readying for fall festivals by the time “Kinds of Kindness” had wrapped. Watch the latest trailer for the “Kinds of Kindness,” which was just confirmed to premiere in competition at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, below.

Along with Stone, the triptych film from Lanthimos stars Willem Dafoe, Margaret Qualley, Jesse Plemons, and Hunter Schafer. Searchlight Pictures’ previously announced June 21 release date for “Kinds of Kindness” was the writing on the walls that the film would show up in Cannes competition — Lanthimos’ first at-bat on the Croisette since 2017’s “The Killing of a Sacred Deer.”

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Joe Alwyn, Hong Chau, and Mamoudou Athie also star in the film that converges three storylines and has a “Pulp Fiction” sort of vibe given the first teaser released at the end of March, not long after Emma Stone took home her Best Actress Oscar. Unlike the far-out worlds of “Poor Things” and the 18th-century setting of “The Favourite,” “Kinds of Kindness” is set in contemporary times, with the actors all playing multiple roles across the storylines. Lanthimos wrote the script with Efthimis Filippou, the co-scribe of “Dogtooth,” “The Lobster,” and “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” among others. The filmmaker has most recently worked with screenwriter Tony McNamara on the films “Poor Things” and “The Favourite.”

“Kinds of Kindness” is Greek filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos’ eighth feature overall and his third with Stone after “Poor Things” and “The Favourite,” which earned the “The Curse” star a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination. She next teams with another boundary-pushing director, Ari Aster, for A24’s “Eddington.”

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