Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for Jacques Audiard‘s upcoming western, The Sisters Brothers, out in cinemas nationwide on 5 April 2019.
Co-written by Audiard and Thomas Bidegain, and based on the award-winning novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt, the film stars John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, and Rutger Hauer.
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?