The Western remains an interesting genre decades after it first graced the screen. The genre inspired many excellent films over the years. The pinnacle of the genre remains the 1950s and 1960s when films like “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly” and “The Seachers” made their way to theaters. The genre continues to experience a boom now and then, with recent hits like “No Country for Old Men,” “There Will Be Blood” and “Hell or High Water” all finding their way into Best Picture. This makes Jacques Audiard’s upcoming “The Sisters Brothers” an interesting film to watch in 2018. After picking up a prize for Best Director at the Venice International Film Festival and rave reviews coming out for star John C. Reilly, it could find its way into the Oscar race. Today, Annapurna Pictures released a new trailer.
The new trailer continues to shine a light on the two men at the center of the film in Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix. This trailer feels more like a straightforward Western than the previous trailers. We get more vista shots and a more traditional western look. The last trailer portrayed the movie as an action comedy. Apparently, that is not the tone of the finished project, so the new trailer does well to set realistic expectations.
The date of the new trailer drop may feel curious to many. After all, the film technically begins its theatrical run today. However, it will only play in New York and Los Angeles this week. Along with the trailer, we also got a series of character posters, highlighting Riz Ahmed, Jake Gyllenhaal, and of course, our leads. It’s a late strategy to promote the film, but a good one considering the film will expand to a higher theater count in the coming weeks.