Watch: Coen Brothers Reprise Wild West For New Netflix Feature
The genius creative partnership that is the Coen Brothers will continue their exploration of the Wild West for a new Netflix project entitled “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”.
Having experienced major success with previous country films like “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”, “No Country for Old Men” and “True Grit” which earned them an impressive 10 Oscar nominations in 2011, they now set their eyes on this one person country caper set for release in November.
Originally planned as a six-part series, it was condensed into a feature which premiered at Venice Film Festival earlier this year.
Its central character, Tim Blake Nelson plays Buster Scruggs surrounded by a cast of heavyweight actors including, James Franco, Tom Waits, and Brendan Gleeson to Zoe Kazan and Liam Neeson.
There are limited details about the film but from what we know the film follows a series of stories about bank robberies, a theatre troupe, gold miners, and more.
You might remember Tim Blake Nelson who played one of the three breakout prisoners in the Coen Brothers classic, “O Brother Where Out Thou” alongside George Clooney and John Turturro.
Critics who saw the series Ballad of Buster Scruggs at the Venice Film Festival called it, “disturbing,” “hilarious,” and “a charming footnote in the Coens’ career.” Judging just from the trailer it looks like the Coen Brothers have perfected that dark eccentricity once again.
Take a peek below:
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will premiere on Netflix this Nov. 16.