Austin Butler on Ari Aster’s New Movie ‘Eddington’: “Very Different”

Austin Butler is gearing up for his next big role in Ari Aster’s upcoming film, ‘Eddington.’ The 32-year-old actor will be sharing the screen with a star-studded cast, including Joaquin Phoenix, Pedro Pascal, Emma Stone, Luke Grimes and Micheal Ward. While there’s no official release date yet, the film is expected to hit theatres in 2025.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Butler shared some insights into the adventurous filming experience for ‘Eddington.’

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“I’m a huge fan of Ari and Joaquin [Phoenix], and Emily [Emma Stone], and [DP] Darius Khondji, and everyone involved. The entire team was incredible to work with. I can’t give too much away about the story and my character, but it was a wild adventure. I got to play a character very different from anything I’ve done before.”

Although Ari Aster has only three films to his name, he’s already established himself as one of the top directors in dark comedy. ‘Eddington’ marks the first collaboration between Aster and Butler and Butler had nothing but praise for the director.

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“Ari and I have been friends for a bit, and it was great seeing him on set. He’s an incredible filmmaker with such confidence, humour, and a wild imagination. I truly loved working with him.”

Aster made his directorial debut with ‘Hereditary’ in 2018, a commercial success that was lauded by critics for its fresh take on horror, even being considered genre-defining. ‘Midsommar’ (2019), often regarded as one of his best works, showcases his unsettling yet impactful cinematic style.

As for ‘Eddington,’ while specific details are still under wraps, we know it’s a contemporary Western film.