First Trailer for PRINCE AVALANCHE

The first trailer has debuted online for David Gordon Green's Prince Avalanche which seems to meld the directors early indie films and his latest broad comedies. I haven't seen much of Green's early work except for 2007's Snow Angels and am a big fan of his 2008 collaboration with Seth Rogen and James Franco in Pineapple Express, but since then his career has seen a pretty steady decline as his big budget follow-up Your Highness failed both commercially and critically while his next attempt The Sitter with Jonah Hill did the same. It seems Green has decided to resort to his roots while still bringing the comedy tone with him as he's enlisted Paul Rudd for the funny and Emile Hirsch for the indie. The story revolves around a summer in the 1980's where the odd couple of Hirsch and Rudd spend their time repainting traffic lines down the center of a country highway ravaged by wildfire. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year to mostly positive reviews and great praise for the performances from the two lead characters who seem to be the only people that actually appear in the film. The trailer is extremely quirky as it showcases the relationship between these two and contains a voice over from Rudd as he writes Hirsch's sister a letter that contains his feelings of being alone with her brother and what his plans are for the weekend. I like Rudd a lot and despite his string of recent misses (How Do You Know, Dinner for Schmucks, Wanderlust, Admission) I will always be interested in what he chooses to do while Hirsch still feels like that young actor on the cusp, who just hasn't had that one big role that really brings him through though he's played several supporting roles in many a critically acclaimed films. This certainly looks like a film that is very specific to the individuals tastes, but I'm looking forward to it. Magnolia Pictures will release Prince Avalanche in theaters and on VOD August 9th.

Synopsis: An odd couple of sorts, meditative and stern Alvin and his girlfriend’s brother, Lance, dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the center of a country highway ravaged by wildfire. As they sink into their job in the remarkable landscape, they learn more than they want to about each other and their own limitations. An unlikely friendship develops through humor and nasty exchanges, leading to surprising affection. Adapted from Icelandic film Either Way, Prince Avalanche is driven by wonderful performances by Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, and Lance LeGault. Writer/director David Gordon Green gets back to his independent roots with this character study, which shows his knack for realistically capturing people and finding meaning in their lives and dreams. With a soundtrack by Explosions in the Sky and David Wingo and gorgeous cinematography by Tim Orr, Prince Avalanche bucks convention by exploring male bonding in a refreshingly genuine way.

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