Almost as interesting as The Beach Bum trailer are the comments about the trailer on YouTube. The red band trailer’s release has led YouTube viewers to describe the film as the sequel to The Big Lebowski they never realized they needed starring Matthew McConaughey channeling every movie he made prior to becoming a serious Oscar-winning actor. Some YouTube commenters aren’t sure McConaughey even knew he was being filmed, noting he’s just basically being himself – complete with some bongo-playing.
In addition to Oscar winner McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), the film features Snoop Dogg (Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping), Isla Fisher (Arrested Development), Zac Efron (The Greatest Showman), Jimmy Buffett (Hawaii Five-0), Martin Lawrence (College Road Trip), and Jonah Hill (Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot).
The 2019 comedy film was written and directed by Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers). Korine was nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival for Mister Lonely. He also earned a Film Independent Spirit Award Best Director nomination in 2000 for Julien Donkey-Boy. In 1996 he was nominated for a Spirit Award in the Best First Screenplay category for Kids.
Korine’s behind the scenes team includes director of photography Benoit Debie, editor Douglas Crise, production designer Elliott Hostetter, and costume designer Heidi Bivens. John Lesher, Nicolas Lhermitte, Mourad Belkeddar, Steve Golin, and Charles-Marie Anthonoiz produced.
The Beach Bum will open in theaters on March 29, 2019. The MPAA has given the comedy an R-rating for pervasive drug and alcohol use, language throughout, nudity and some strong sexual content.
The Beach Bum follows the outrageous misadventures of Moondog (McConaughey), a rebellious burnout who only knows how to live life by his own rules. Complete with an all-star cast, The Beach Bum is the wildly original and subversive new comedy from writer/director Harmony Korine.