With Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch leading the cast, and solid reviews already surrounding the film, it’s a no-brainer. And with its August US release date very much on the horizon, we’ve got a great new trailer and poster to share.
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.
Lance LeGault completes the cast alongside Rudd and Hirsch, with Lynn Shelton lending her talents as the voice of Madison.
Green (Pineapple Express, Your Highness) is directing from his own script, adapting Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson’s original Icelandic film, Either Way.
Prince Avalanche will be released on VOD and in theatres in the US on August 9th. No word yet on a UK release date, but the film is making its UK premiere as the Closing Night Film for this year’s Film4 Summer Screen in August, so hopefully we’ll see a theatrical release on our shores very soon after that.