In his follow-up to his 2015 Palme D’Or Winning Dheepan, director Jacques Audiard tackles the wild west with the dark comedy The Sisters Brothers.
Based on the trailer the film appears to infuse the traditional wild west genre with comedic elements, lending itself to appears as something we’ve all seen before, just likely not in such a way.
Taking place in Oregon, 1851, The Sisters Brothers follows siblings Eli and Charlie Sisters who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. The story is taken from Patrick Dewitt’s acclaimed novel of the same name and will mark Audiard’s first ever all-English film.
The trailer, stylistic in its own right, is backed to a rendition of Soft Cell’s 1980s classic “Tainted Love.” The end result is somewhat a mixed bag. Though the film appears to have promise (and word has been hot since it first started to come together), one can only cringe at the possible comparisons that will come in relation to Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven remake.
Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed star in the film, which is expected to hit the festival circuit this fall before its domestic release.