‘Kinds of Kindness’ Trailer: Emma Stone Reunites With Yorgos Lanthimos After ‘Poor Things’ Oscar Win for Another Wild Tale

Hot off their “Poor Things” collaboration, Oscar-nominated director Yorgos Lanthimos and best actress winner Emma Stone already have their next film ready to go. Searchlight has released the trailer for Lanthimos’ new film “Kinds of Kindness,” set for release on June 21.

The rest of the cast includes Willem Dafoe and Margaret Qualley, both of whom were in “Poor Things,” in addition to Hong Chau, Joe Alwyn, Mamoudou Athie and Hunter Schafer. Alwyn previously worked with Stone and Lanthimos on the 2018 period film “The Favourite.”

Lanthimos co-wrote the script for “Kinds of Kindness” alongside Efthimis Filippou, with whom he previously collaborated with on his films “The Lobster,” “Killing of a Sacred Deer” and “Dogtooth.”

According to its official synopsis, “Kinds of Kindness” is 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.”

“Kinds of Kindness” follows the success of “Poor Things,” which won four Oscars. Stone starred as Bella Baxter, a Victorian-era woman who committed suicide and is brought back to life with the brain of her unborn baby. The fantastical period film, which traverses many countries and explores themes of female autonomy, won Academy Awards for best production design, costume design hair and makeup and best actress. The film was nominated for a total of 11 Oscars, including best picture.

Stone and Lanthimos’ first feature collaboration “The Favourite” was set in 18th-century England and starred Stone and Rachel Weisz as cousins competing for the attention of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman); the film received 10 Oscar nominations. Stone and Lanthimos’ other collaborations include the 2022 silent short film “Bleat.” “Kinds of Kindness” was filmed in New Orleans in late 2022.

Watch the trailer below.

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