Annapurna Pictures has delivered the final U.S. trailer for The Sisters Brothers, the western starring John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix in the title roles. I caught this film at TIFF and loved it. It is now playing in New York and Los Angeles, so it is starting to play in front of audiences.
Jake Gyllenhaal and Riz Ahmed also star in the film, which is directed by Jacques Audiard, who picked up the best director award for the film at the recent Venice Film Festival.
Here’s the synopsis:
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?
As well as the trailer, which you can watch below, we also have four new character posters for the film. Currently, there is no UK release available for The Sisters Brothers, but we’ll keep you posted. You can read my full review of the film from TIFF here.