Emma Stone Stars in New Trailer for "Kinds of Kindness"

Emma Stone, Hunter Schafer, Margaret Qualley, Joe Alwyn & Co Lose Their Minds In The Bonkers New Trailer For Kinds Of Kindness

Atsushi Nishijima

At just 35, Emma Stone now has two Best Actress Oscars – and maybe a third isn’t that far off either. Less than a week after her wonderfully emotional acceptance speech at the 96th Academy Awards, it was confirmed that the Hollywood heavyweight would be reuniting with Poor Things director Yorgos Lanthimos for his next film, Kinds of Kindness. Even better news? Following its recent Cannes premiere, it’ll be hurtling to screens this summer – and three bonkers trailers have already landed.

Stone and Lanthimos, who previously collaborated on the madcap 2018 period drama The Favourite and the mind-bending 2022 short Bleat, are joined by a thrillingly starry ensemble: Hunter Schafer, Joe Alwyn, Margaret Qualley, Hong Chau, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Plemons and Mamoudou Athie.

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Labelled a sci-fi anthology film, the forthcoming release’s log line describes it as a “triptych fable, following a man without choice who tries to take control of his own life; a policeman who is alarmed that his wife who was missing at sea has returned and seems a different person; and a woman determined to find a specific someone with a special ability, who is destined to become a prodigious spiritual leader.” It was penned by Lanthimos and his frequent collaborator Efthimis Filippou, and given their previous track record – DogtoothThe LobsterThe Killing of a Sacred Deer – as well as the delightfully strange early images that emerged from the set when filming took place in New Orleans in 2022, it promises to be another head-spinningly surreal tale from the audacious Greek auteur.

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Lanthimos was characteristically enigmatic when speaking about it at a BFI event back in January, saying: “We’ve just shot this film… a contemporary film. It’s three different stories, and we’re finishing the edit right now, and I still can’t tell you exactly what it is about. But I also wouldn’t want to tell you what I thought the stories are about because it just makes it so small. I try not to even think about it during the process, because I’m afraid that it will make my choices more narrow.”

Atsushi Nishijima

We’re certainly intrigued. Look out for it in cinemas from 28 June.

This article was originally published on British Vogue.

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