South Korean auteur Lee Chang-dong made huge waves at the 71st International Cannes Film Festival with what was heralded as one of the best films in competition at the French film fest. Burning returns director Lee to the Croisette after an 8-year absence, but he’s back with a whopper. Star Yoo Ah In, as well as The Walking Dead‘s Steven Yeun in an eerily sinister performance that is sure to earn him awards buzz once the movie hits Stateside.
Annapurna Pictures has released the first trailer for The Sisters Brothers, the upcoming dark-comedy-western from director Jacques Audiard! The story, a genre-hybrid with comedic elements, takes place in Oregon in 1851 and based on Patrick Dewitt’s acclaimed novel of the same name.
Check out the first trailer for The Sisters Brothers below:
The trailer, set to a variation on Soft Cell’s 1980s classic “Tainted Love,” introduces the brothers with Eli (Reilly) ready to hang up his six-shooter and “open a store.” Charlie (Phoenix) is skeptical and likes their current gig — as well as having a taste for a tipple. Gyllenhaal is their prospector prey and Ahmed the chemist who’s developed a formula for finding gold. The film is Jacques Audiard’s follow-up to his Palme D’Or Winning Dheepan, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
Starring as the title pair are Joaquin Phoenix (Walk the Line, Her, The Master) and John C. Reilly (Step Brothers, Wreck-It Ralph), and joining them in the film are Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Prisoners), and Riz Ahmed (Rogue One, Venom).
Audiard’s longtime collaborator Thomas Bidegain co-wrote the script with him and finally brought this long-in-development project to the screen. John C. Reilly originally optioned the novel and will act as one of the produces on the film. Incidentally, Budegain directed Reilly in the 2015 film Les Cowboys.
You can also check out the first poster for the film, which hails from France.
The Sisters Brothers will arrive in theaters later this year.
Just before its premiere at the 71st International Cannes Film Festival, Spike Lee’s latest film released its first trailer. Produced by Jordan Peele, BlacKkKlansman stars John David Washington (Ballers), Adam Driver (Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Laura Harrier (Spider-Man: Homecoming) and Topher Grace (That ’70s Show) as KKK leader David Duke.
This May, Kino Lorber will be releasing a 4K restoration Blu-ray of Legend Of The Mountain, a 1979 wuxia thriller directed by King Hu (Come Drink With Me, A Touch of Zen).
Sony released the first trailer for the upcoming action sequel, The Equalizer 2, which continues Denzel Washington’s Robert McCall continuing his determination to serve unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed. This time around though, things look personal.
Coming off his monumental year that ended with an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in Call Me By Your Name, Timothée Chalamet is gearing up for another great year with next fall’s Beautiful Boy, co-starring Steve Carrell. Perhaps less so is this simultaneous theatrical and VOD release from A24 called Hot Summer Nights, 1980s set edgy teen drama which just unveiled its first trailer.
Michaël Roskam’s Racer And The Jailbird, the sexy crime saga starring Matthias Schoenaerts and Adèle Exarchopoulos, has been circling Festivals since late 2017 but now Mongrel Media has finally released a trailer for the new film.