Palme d’Or winning filmmaker Jacques Audiard
is back with The Sisters Brothers
, his first film shot entirely in English. The darkly comic western stars Joaquin Phoenix
, John C. Reilly
, Jake Gyllenhaal
and Riz Ahmed
. Annapurna Pictures
has domestic rights to the Why Not Productions picture and will release it later this year. The film, with the tagline “Brothers by blood, Sisters by name,” is expected on the fall festival circuit. Check out the first official trailer above.
This is Audiard’s follow-up to Dheepan
which won the top prize in Cannes in 2015. Based on Patrick Dewitt
’s acclaimed novel of the same name, The Sisters Brothers
follows siblings 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 trailer, set to a variation on Soft Cell’s 1980s classic “Tainted Love,