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.
Hail, Caesar! Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen
Writers: Joel and Ethan Coen
Cast: Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Jonah Hill, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and Channing Tatum
Release Date: February 5, 2016
The Coen Brothers films are the reason why we go to the movies. And as such we are given an experience unlike any other. From the drama of a struggling musician in Inside Llewyn Davis to the issues of morality in No Country For Old Men to the dark comedy of Fargo, the Coens prove time and again that they are clearly ahead of the curve and are just the smartest men in the room.
Their latest project, Hail, Caesar! is like a love letter to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Which is great, if it actually took the time to be something other than just a love letter to the Golden Age of Hollywood. While the film touts an incredible all-star cast playing roles of all sizes, it is probably too smart for its own good.
The Coen Brothers‘ long-gestating Hail, Caesar! is finally arriving into theaters this Friday. The film explores old Hollywood, an age where fixers are hired by major studios to keep actors out of trouble or clean up the trouble by handling the press. Eddie Mannix (Josh Brolin), a fixer for Capitol Studios, not only has to deal with impending scandals, but also has to find out where a kidnapped Baird Whitlock (George Clooney) is being held by a mysterious group called The Future.
We were recently invited to sit down at the film’s press conference where Brolin, Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich, Channing Tatum, and Jonah Hill were on hand to talk about the film’s comedy, not improving a perfect Coen Brothers’ script, not making any suggestions to Roger Deakins, and more.