One of the least surprising bits of film news this year was that Harmony Korine would be bringing the world premiere of his new film, The Beach Bum, to SXSW. Led by Texas’s own Matthew McConaughey, he stars as the rebellious and lovable rogue Moondog as he partakes in misadventures. Now, ahead of the premiere and release soon after, NEON has unveiled the full trailer.
“I always like playing with the real actor persona, the pop persona, what’s authentic to the person, and then push it out to the stratosphere,” Korine told Indiewire. “He plays with the idea of what people imagine him to be, and kind of takes it into another radical direction.”
Also starring Isla Fisher, Snoop Dogg, Zac Efron, Jimmy Buffett, Jonah Hill, and Martin Lawrence, the film is shot by Benoît Debie (Enter the Void, Spring Breakers). Check out the trailer and poster below.
THE BEACH BUM follows the hilarious misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious rogue who always lives life by his own rules. Co-starring Snoop Dog, Zac Efron, and Isla Fisher, THE BEACH BUM is a refreshingly original and subversive new comedy from director Harmony Korine (Kids, Spring Breakers).
The Beach Bum opens on March 29, 2019.