‘The Sisters Brothers’ Trailer: Joaquin Phoenix & Jake Gyllenhaal in a Dark Comedy Western

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Take a look at the trailer released for The Sisters Brothers, an upcoming western starring Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, John C. Reilly and Riz Ahmed.

The plot follows two assassin brothers, Charlie and Eli Sisters (played by Phoeix and John C. Reilly respectively), that are hired to kill a prospector (Ahmed) who has stolen from his boss. As it turns out, this target happens to have some knowledge that’s quite lucrative.

This marks the first English-language feature for acclaimed French filmmaker Jacques Audiard, known for critically lauded films A Prophet, Rust and Bone and Dheepan. This has a lot going for it. Apart from having Audiard at the helm, you can’t go wrong with that cast, cinematographer Benoît Debie (Enter the Void, Irreversible, Spring Breakers), two-time Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water, The Grand Budapest Hotel), and Oscar-nominated editor Juliette Welfling (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, A Prophet, The Past). Fingers crossed for something special here.

The film doesn’t have a release date as yet.

Based on Patrick Dewitt’s acclaimed novel of the same name, follows two brothers – Eli and Charlie Sisters – who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. The story, a genre-hybrid with comedic elements, takes place in Oregon in 1851. The film is Jacques Audiard’s follow-up to his Palme D’Or Winning DHEEPAN, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

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