Opus | Ayo Edebiri, John Malkovich join A24’s horror movie

Ayo Edebiri in Bottoms
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The cast for the upcoming movie Opus makes it one of next year’s most intriguing films in the horror genre. More here:

A24 has established itself as the destination for smart, modern horror with films like Talk To Me and Midsommar. Talk To Me this year alone has excelled where many higher profile horror movies haven’t.

Nonetheless, the studio’s upcoming project, Opus boasts the kind of ensemble (not to mention that grandiose title) that makes you wonder if this will be the studio’s biggest swing yet.

Let’s start with the new faces.

Ayo Edebiri has joined the cast, fresh off the critical praise for this year’s comedy Bottoms (our review is here) and in the continuing wake of plaudits for her performances in The Bear, one of the most celebrated TV dramas of the last couple of years. Also fresh to the cast is John Malkovich whose decades-long career needs no introduction.

The rest of the ensemble isn’t too shabby either:

According to Deadline, Murray Bartlett (The White Lotus), Amber Midthunder (Prey), Stephanie Suganami (Dave), Young Mazino (Beef), and Tatanka Means (Killers Of The Flower Moon). Oh, and none other than Juliette Lewis is also set to take a role, although that last piece of casting is as yet unconfirmed.

As if all of that wasn’t exciting enough, Niles Rogers will team with The Dream to write the songs for the film. Oh yes, there’ll be songs too, given that the film will focus ‘on an iconic pop star’s return following a decades-long disappearance.’

In truth, we don’t even know if this one is coming next year. It is said to be filming at the moment, with Mark Anthony Green writing and directing for his feature debut. However, there’s no scheduled release date for it as of yet but when we do hear more on Opus, you can be sure we’ll let you know. Hopefully we won’t be waiting too long for it…

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