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Emma Stone and Jesse Plemons to Star in Giorgos Lanthimos’ Bugonia

by Stewart Cole

A day after the premiere of his latest film at the Cannes Film Festival, the new films of Giorgos Lanthimos were announced. The director will direct, Bugoniastarring Emma Stone and Jess Plemmons, who lead his latest film Kindness items.

Will Tracy’s script follows two conspiracy-obsessed men who kidnap the powerful CEO of a major corporation, convinced she is an alien intent on destroying planet Earth.

Bugonia has been picked up by Focus Features for the US with Universal Pictures distributing internationally. This is Lanthimos leaving his recent home at Searchlight, which has released many of his films, including the Oscar-winning Poor and The Favouriteas well as upcoming ones Kindness items.

Bugonia is based on the 2003 South Korean science fiction comedy, Save the Green Planetwith the English version developed by Miky Lee’s CJ ENM with Midsommar director Ari Aster and Lars Knudsen at Square Peg.

Ed Guiney and Andrew Lowe will produce for Element Pictures, along with Lanthimos, Aster, Knudsen, Stone and Lee and Jerry Kyoungboum Ko for CJ ENM.

Stone, who also worked with Lanthimos The favorite and Poorand Plemmons will both appear next Kindness itemswhich releases on June 26, a film in three parts. The Hollywood ReporterThe Cannes review says: “You get a sense watching Lanthimos reinvigorated by the opportunities of the tripartite structure and the chance to subvert the rules of both society and narrative. It may not be as coherent on a first watch as some viewers will like, but the more you think about it, the more the pieces of the puzzle start to fit together and the common threads start to emerge.”

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