Netflix has released a new trailer for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the upcoming western anthology written and directed by four-time Academy Award winners Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, the brothers behind films like Fargo, No Country for Old Men, A Serious Man, and True Grit.
The movie stars Tim Blake Nelson as Buster Scruggs, who will be part of the six different tales told in the film. Also starring is James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Zoe Kazan, Liam Neeson, and Tom Waits.
You can find more information on the movie and check out the new trailer below.
A little over a year ago we found out that Academy Award winners Joel Coen and Ethan Coen were making a western anthology for Netflix titled The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. At the time, I misread the project as an anthology series when in fact it was described as a western anthology “project,” not a series. And now we know that it will actually be a six-part western anthology film. Whether those six parts will in total equal the length of one feature film or if each part will be longer than that remains to be seen. Either way, I’m damn excited about it.
Netflix has now released an official trailer for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, which is presented in the unique style of the Coen brothers. Each chapter tells a story about the American Old West, with Scruggs (played by Tim Blake Nelson) at the center of it all.
Four-time Academy Award winning filmmakers Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are heading to Netflix. The Coen brothers are set to write and direct The Ballad of Buster Scruggs for the streaming service.
Buster Scruggs is a western anthology series which will consist of six episodes, with each telling a story about the American Old West. Tim Blake Nelson, who starred in the Coen’s O Brother, Where Art Thou?, will play the title character.
You can find all the info below, including a brief but amusing statement from the Coens.
Bridge of Spies Director: Steven Spielberg
Screenwriters: Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Cast: Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance, Amy Ryan, Alan Alda Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
Rated PG-13 | 141 Minutes
Release Date: October 16, 2015
“Everyone deserves a defense… every person matters.”
Directed by Steven Spielberg (Lincoln), Bridge of Spies is a Cold War thriller based on the 1960 U-2 incident.
Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips) stars as James Donovan, a Brooklyn insurance lawyer recruited by the CIA to negotiate the release of Lt. Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell), a captured American U-2 pilot.
Donovan boards a plane to Berlin, hoping to win the young man’s freedom through a prisoner exchange. His bargaining chip? Convicted Soviet spy Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), who Donovan defended in court years earlier. There’s one little hitch, though. Another American, college student Frederic Pryor (Will Rogers), has been arrested and is being held without charge by the East German police. Now Donovan must avoid being detained and broker one Russian spy for two Americans.
Every year since 1989 the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry has selected twenty-five short films and full-length features to be recognized, in the words of the librarian of Congress James H. Billington, as “cultural, historical, or aesthetic cinematic treasures.” From Citizen Kane and Star Wars to Woodstock and This is Spinal Tap, each year’s list contains some of the most beloved and significant films ever made, and now the Dude and Ferris Bueller get to join their ranks.
Joel and Ethan Coen’s 1998 comic thriller The Big Lebowski, which has become a certified cult classic in the sixteen years since its theatrical, Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning World War II drama Saving Private Ryan, and John Hughes’ endlessly quotable high school comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off are among this year’s additions to the National Film Registry, bringing the total amount of films in the Registry to 650.