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Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly Saddle Up for ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Trailer

Not your average western

sisters brothersAnnapurna Pictures

An unlikely duo star in the upcoming western “The Sisters Brothers,” which released a trailer today ahead of the films’ NY and LA debut on September 21. The western comes from Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet), and is based on the novel by Patrick deWitt. If you happen to live in those cities, check your local listings to see if you can catch the film while it’s still theaters. The studio calls “The Sisters Brothers” a “reimagining of the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man,” and we are excited to see it having watched the trailer.

The story itself takes place in 1851 and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins. While both brothers have blood on their hands, they aren’t very much alike. In the film Reilly plays the role of Eli, the older brother, while Phoenix plays the role of Charlie. The two often argue about the other’s methods but still work together on the contracts that they acquire. The two start out after they are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. The duo find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, a trip that brings them to the mountains of Oregon; a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield; and the Gold Rush land of California.

The film also stars Jake Gyllenhaal as learned scout John Morris, and Riz Ahmed as fugitive chemist Hermann Kermit Warm. Fans of the genre can watch the first official trailer for the film below and set a reminder to watch the film in September. The film is Jacques Audiard’s follow-up to his Palme D’Or Winning DHEEPAN, which premiered at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. This is the first official trailer released for the project.

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