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.