The Coens Return to the Western in First Trailer for ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

Written by on September 12, 2018 

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Perhaps the best surprise we got when it comes to the fall movie season is we were getting a brand-new film from Joel and Ethan Coen. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, once thought to be a Netflix series, is in fact a film and now the six-part anthology feature has its first trailer.

Starring Tyne Daly, James Franco, Brendan Gleeson, Bill Heck, Grainger Hines, Zoe Kazan, Harry Melling, Liam Neeson, Tim Blake Nelson, Jonjo O’Neill, Chelcie Ross, Saul Rubinek, Tom Waits, Clancy Brown, Jefferson Mays, Stephen Root, and Willie Watson, it picked up the Best Screenpaly award at Venice and will next stop by NYFF before a November release.

Rory O’Connor said in our review, “Scruggs is, of course, the latest work from brothers Joel and Ethan Coen, and represents a ravishing if wildly uneven addition to their catalogue. It also marks their first foray into the odd waters of the portmanteau subgenre, which is perhaps a little surprising when considering the duo’s dexterity with so many cinematic modes, not to mention their signature ability to switch between such a wide range of serious and farcical tones.”

See the trailer below.

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will hit theaters and Netflix on November 16.


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