With new films on the horizon from Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo del Toro, Jane Campion, Paul Schrader, Mia Hansen-Løve, and more, it appears 2021 could be a major year for cinephiles. Now if only the coronavirus pandemic would get under control. While no release date is a certainty these days, a survey of the upcoming projects set for release in 2021 and the films now in post-production confirms some of the best auteurs in the world are waiting in the wings with new movies. Any year where it’s a possibility for Björk to return to screens in a new Robert Eggers movie is a promising one, and such is the case for 2021.
Below are 31 of the most exciting director-actor film collaborations we hope to see released in 2021.