Ari Aster, writer/director of 2018’s Hereditary, is back with another bizarre thriller, Midsommar. The trailer’s weird and twisted, centering around an invitation-only ceremony in a small Swedish village in which American visitors find themselves wishing they’d chosen to do a stay-at-home vacation.
Midsommar stars Florence Pugh (The Little Drummer Girl), Jack Reynor (On the Basis of Sex), William Jackson Harper (The Good Place), Vilhelm Blomgren, Archie Madekwe (Teen Spirit), Ellora Torchia (The Split), and Will Poulter (the Maze Runner films).
Aster’s behind the scenes team includes director of photography Pawel Pogorzelski, editor Lucian Johnston, production designer Henrik Svensson, and costume designer Andrea Flesch.
A24 is targeting a July 3, 2019 theatrical release.
“Dani (Pugh) and Christian (Reynor) are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing. From the visionary mind of Ari Aster comes a dread-soaked cinematic fairytale where a world of darkness unfolds in broad daylight.”