Annapurna Pictures just unveiled the new official poster for The Sisters Brothers, an upcoming Western based on the popular novel of the same name written by Patrick deWitt. The film adaptation’s described as a dark comedy and was directed by Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet) from a script he co-wrote with Thomas Bidegain.
The official poster arrives just days before the film will make its premiere at the Venice Film Festival. After premiering in Venice on September 2, 2018, it will screen as part of the Toronto International Film Festival. Moviegoers will be able to catch it in theaters when it debuts in New York and Los Angeles on September 21st.
The cast includes Joaquin Phoenix (Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot), John C. Reilly (Kong: Skull Island), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nocturnal Animals, Stronger), and Riz Ahmed (The Night Of). The cast also features Carol Kane (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) and Rutger Hauer (Channel Zero).
The Plot: “From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard, and based on the novel by Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers is a reimagining of the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man.
It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents…and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen. The older of the two, introspective Eli (Reilly) rides hard with his younger sibling yet dares to dream of a normal life. The younger of the two, hard-drinking Charlie (Phoenix) has taken charge with gusto as lead man on the duo’s assignments. Each increasingly questions, and quibbles with, the other’s methods.
The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the Gold Rush land of California – a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind. But, can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity?
The Sisters Brothers also stars Jake Gyllenhaal as learned scout John Morris, and Riz Ahmed as fugitive chemist Hermann Kermit Warm.”