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Everything Everywhere All At Once - What We Know So Far

The first trailer for "Everything Everywhere All At Once" has finally been revealed, and fans of mind-bending science fiction stories couldn't be more excited. It's easy to see why too. After all, given all the current chatter about multiverses, who wouldn't be excited about a movie in which Michelle Yeoh is not only at the center of a multiverse but is the only one who can save it?

Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, known as the Daniels, are the masterminds behind "Everything Everywhere All At Once," and if you're familiar with their last film, the bizarre but fascinating "Swiss Army Man," you know the duo's work is always refreshingly original. "Swiss Army Man" wasn't a major box office hit, but it earned more than the $3 million it cost to make (via The Numbers), and those who did check it out immediately became interested in seeing what the film's directors would do next.

Taking all that into account, here's everything we currently know about the Daniels' newest film, "Everything Everywhere All At Once," including its release date, cast, and plot.

What is the release date of Everything Everywhere All At Once?

When "Everything Everywhere All At Once" was originally announced in 2018 (via The Hollywood Reporter), fans and critics couldn't wait to see what the Daniels would come up with next. Outside of "Swiss Army Man," the duo is mostly known for their work directing music videos for popular artists like The Shins and Tenacious D. 

Now, "Everything Everywhere All At Once" is set to be the opening night movie at the 2022 SXSW Film Festival on March 11 (via Deadline). When discussing the movie, Janet Pierson, SXSW's Director of Film, said, "Audiences are going to have their minds blown by this extraordinary feat of filmmaking."

After playing at SXSW, "Everything All At Once" is scheduled to be released on March 25, 2022. It's produced by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (the Daniels), Jonathan Wang, the Russo Brothers' AGBO, and A24. It promises to be, at the very least, one of 2022's most unique films.

Who is in the cast of Everything Everywhere All At Once?

Michelle Yeoh leads the cast of "Everything Everywhere All At Once," which also includes Jamie Lee Curtis, Ke Huy Quan, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr., James Hong, Andy Le, Brian Le, and Stephanie Hsu. Yeoh is best known for her work in movies like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" and "Memoirs of a Geisha," but is on a bit of a hot streak right now, thanks to her roles in a number of well-known movies from the past few years, including "Crazy Rich Asians" and Marvel's "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings."

In addition to Yeoh, one actor many are eager to see in "Everything Everywhere All At Once" is Ke Huy Quan. Known for playing Short Round in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" and Data in "The Goonies," the actor hasn't appeared in front of the camera all that much in recent decades. Now, fans can look forward to seeing him on-screen again in "Everything Everywhere All At Once."

What is the plot of Everything Everywhere All At Once?

"Everything Everywhere All At Once" stars Michelle Yeoh as a Chinese immigrant named Evelyn Wang, who runs a laundromat and is busy trying to get her taxes done. However, while she's listening to an accountant (played by Jamie Lee Curtis) drone on about her receipts, she's suddenly pulled into another world, where a man who looks like her husband (Jonathan Ke Quan) tells her he isn't the spouse she knows, but one from another world.

In the film's first trailer, the man goes on to tell her that he's seen "thousands of Evelyns," and that she has the ability to access the many emotions, memories, and skills of her alternate selves. Additionally, he tells her that "there's a great evil spreading through the many verses, and you may be our only chance of stopping it."

Notably, the film's trailer also shows Evelyn as a chef, famous actor, and kung fu artist — teasing her ability to access the lives of her multiversal selves whenever the need arises. Of course, the trailer also hints at Evelyn's emotional journey in the film and, in specific, her desire to be close with her family.

Indeed, while directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert like to lead viewers on a wild ride in their films, the one thing that seems to tie their work together is their desire to highlight the importance of connection. Fortunately, "Everything Everywhere All At Once" looks like it will continue that pattern, and just further cement the duo's status as one of the most exciting and inventive filmmaker pairs working today.