Emma Stone Praises Taylor Swift's Ex Joe Alwyn Amid New Movie Collaboration

Joe Alwyn, Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriend, stars alongside Emma Stone in "Kinds of Kindness" at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. The film, directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, premieres on May 14, sparking interest due to Alwyn and Stone's casting.

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Emma Stone Praises Taylor Swift's Ex Joe Alwyn Amid New Movie Collaboration

Emma Stone Praises Taylor Swift's Ex Joe Alwyn Amid New Movie Collaboration

As the 2024 Cannes Film Festival kicks off on Tuesday, May 14, all eyes are on the star-studded premieres lined up for theprestigious event. One film generating buzz is "Kinds of Kindness," directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and featuring an impressive ensemble cast including Emma Stone, Jesse Plemons, Willem Dafoe, Joe Alwyn, Mamoudou Athie, and Margaret Qualley.

The movie, a triptych fable, follows the same troupe of actors portraying different roles across three distinct but thematically connected stories. While the premise alone is intriguing, it's the casting of Joe Alwyn, swift's ex-boyfriend, alongside her close friend Emma Stone that has piqued the interest of fans and media alike.

Alwyn, 33, has been focusing on his since, swift split from Swift in 2023 after six years together. The British actor, who co-wrote several songs with Swift under the pseudonym William Bowery during their relationship, recently shared his rare, swift posts in months to promote "Kinds of Kindness."

The posts included a still from the movie featuring Alwyn and Stone in an intense gaze outside a hotel, immediately sparking fan connections to Swift. Alwyn also shared a photo of two cats resembling him and Stone, quickly linked by Swifties to the singer's own felines. The "Joe Catwyn" meme, which originated in 2022 due to a cat bearing an uncanny resemblance to the actor, saw a resurgence as fans posted side-by-side comparisons with Swift's pets Benjamin Button, Meredith, and Olivia.

Adding to the intrigue, Emma Stone openly praised her co-star in a May 9 press release, gushing, "Joe Alwyn is one of the sweetest people I've met." Stone and Alwyn previously worked together on the 2018 film "The Favourite," playing love interests. Stone's close friendship with Swift, combined with her glowing review of Alwyn, has further fueled interest in their new project.

"Kinds of Kindness," acquired by Searchlight Pictures, marks Lanthimos' first film since his 2018 historical dramedy "The Favourite." The Greek director co-wrote the screenplay with his frequent collaborator Efthymis Filippou. Fans of Lanthimos' signature style, seen in films like "Dogtooth," "The Lobster," and "The Killing of a Sacred Deer," are eager to see how his distinctive tone translates to this new triptych format.

As anticipation builds for the Cannes premiere and the film's U.S. release on June 21, the spotlight remains on the unexpected casting of Alwyn and Stone. While Swift has moved on, currently dating Kansas City Chiefs player Travis Kelce and embarking on her record-breaking Eras Tour, the intersection of her personal life and professional circles continues to captivate fans. With Alwyn diving into high-profile projects like "Kinds of Kindness," "The Brutalist," "Hamlet," and the miniseries "Brideshead Revisited," the actor seems poised to make his own mark in Hollywood, independent of his famous ex.