First Trailer and New Clip For Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’ With Bruce Dern & Will Forte

Written by on September 17, 2013 

After finding great success with The Descendants, writer-director Alexander Payne will return this year with a drama of a smaller scale, the black-and-white Nebraska. Premiering at Cannes Film Festival, Paramount is set to release the project — which follows a father (Bruce Dern) and son (Will Forte) on a road trip to claim a prize — this November and today brings our first trailer.

We were major fans of the film at Cannes (full review), saying, it’s a “quaint, simple story that’s wise enough not to pander to its audience, instead treating characters with care and, by viewing through a detached lens, a sense of reality in portraying their lives. Oddly straightforward and punctuated by humorous moments throughout, there is a droll clarity to the film that elevates the overall experience into a heartfelt, sincere drama. Despite its modesty, Nebraska succeeds several times over in giving a sense of place and depth to the sometimes desolate parts of middle America.” Check out the trailer and new clip below, along with the great first poster, for the film also starring Stacy Keach, June Squibb and Bob Odenkirk.


After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.

Nebraska opens on November 15th.

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