In the last few years, A24 has established itself as one of the hottest studios out there. After simply distributing movies like Ex Machina, it’s stepped up its production with some of the most acclaimed independent movies in recent times. It racked up Oscars for Room, Moonlight, and Minari.
2022 was A24’s biggest year yet as The Whale earned Brenden Fraser a Best Actor Oscar while Everything Everywhere All at Once earned a whopping seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, and the other three acting categories.
With movies like The Iron Claw hitting for awards time, A24 is set for a bigger slate in 2024. Not all their films have release dates yet and the a chance some may be shifted as we go along but for now, here’s a rundown of the planned slate that should help solidify A24’s place as a top-notch studio.
Problemista (March 1, select theaters; March 22, wide release)
Written, directed and starring Julio Torres, this new dark drama focuses on Alejandro (Torres), an aspiring toy designer who comes to New York to make his fortune. He falls in with an eccentric artist (Oscar winner Tilda Swinton) and gets an eye-opening look at the true reality of America and the U.S. immigration system.
Civil War (April 12)
From acclaimed director Alex Garland, comes a terrifying vision of what can happen to America if the nation were to be divided. The story takes place in the near future and sees the United States in a new Civil War with California and Texas forming its own nation. Civil War follows a group of people trying to survive among it all. Kirsten Dunst, Jesse Plemons, and Nick Offerman star in what could be one of the most daring films of 2024.
A Different Man (TBA)
Written and directed by Aaron Schimberg, this twisted psychological thriller stars Sebastian Stan as Edward, an actor who undergoes a wild surgical process to take on a stage role. Unfortunately, not only does Edward lose out on the part, but he also watches an actor play a role based on his old life. The story takes an even darker turn as Edward begins to lose his identity and the lines of his life blur between reality and fiction.
I Saw the TV Glow (TBA)
Jane Schoenburn directs this strange sci-fi thriller with Justice Smith as a teenager moving to a small town. A classmate introduces him to a late-night TV show that features a vision of a supernatural world hiding under the surface of our own. As he gets deeper into it, Smith discovers the show may not be fiction, and his own worldview becomes more twisted.
Janet Planet (TBA)
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Baker moves into movies, writing and directing this effort starring Emmy winner Julianne Nicholson. Set in the summer of 1991, the story is told through the eyes of an 11-year-old11-year-old girl whose experience with a set of visitors changes her views of her mother (Nicholson) and life itself. Elias Koteas, Will Patton and Sophie Okonedo co-star in what promises to be a powerful family drama.
Love Lies Bleeding (TBA)
Kristen Stewart stars in this new romantic drama as a tough gym owner who falls for Katy M. O’Brien’s competitive bodybuilder. However, their new romance is affected by Stewart pulled into her criminal family with Ed Harris as the patriarch of this criminal clan. Expect some romance amid the crime dramas to spark this movie up.
Sing Sing (TBA)
A fascinating mix of fiction and real life, this film is based on the real-life rehabilitation program of the infamous Sing Sing prison where inmates create theatrical programs. Colman Domingo and Paul Raci star, but notable is that the rest of the cast is made up of real-life former inmates who went through this program. They offer a fantastic view of how art can redeem some troubled people, and no one is truly beyond saving.
11-time Emmy Award winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus tackles this powerful dramatic fairy tale from writer/director Daina O. Pusić. Louis-Dreyfus plays a mother who with her teenage daughter (Lola Petticrew) is thrown when a bird starts talking to them. They realize the bird is Death itself, who leads them on a journey that may understand life better.