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Yorgos Lanthimos and Emma Stone’s Next Movie ‘Kinds of Kindness’ Sets Summer Release Date

“Kinds of Kindness,” the next collaboration between director Yorgos Lanthimos and star Emma Stone, will debut in theaters this summer.

Searchlight, the indie studio that’s distributing the film, added it to the release calendar on June 21.

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Though the plot remains under wraps, “Kinds of Kindness” is an anthology film that reunites Stone with her “Poor Things” co-stars Willem Dafoe and Margaret Qualley, as well as “The Favourite” actor Joe Alwyn. Jesse Plemons, Hong Chau, Hunter Schafer and Mamoudou Athie will round out the cast.

Lanthimos penned the screenplay with Efthimis Filippou, with whom he co-wrote the dark thrillers and absurdist comedies, “The Lobster,” “Killing of a Sacred Deer” and “Dogtooth.” The movie, originally titled “And,” was shot in New Orleans in late 2022.

“Kinds of Kindness” — developed and co-financed by Film4 — is the fifth collaboration between Stone and Lanthimos, who just reunited on “Poor Things,” a Frankenstein-esque fantasy comedy that earned Stone her second Oscar for best actress. That film, also distributed by Searchlight, won four Academy Awards in total, including production and costume design. “Poor Things,” starring Stone as a woman who commits suicide and is brought back to life with the brain of her unborn infant, is still playing in theaters and has impressively surpassed $100 million worldwide.

Stone and Lanthimos also worked together on 2018’s Oscar winner “The Favourite” and the short film “Bleat.” They are already in talks to arrange their sixth movie, a remake of the South Korean fantasy comedy “Save the Green Planet.”

Stone has spoken about her creative partnership with Lanthimos, saying: “Yorgos feels like a lot of his process of working with people or putting people in his films has to do with who they are as a person. It’s not just performance-based.”

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