Magnolia Pictures has released a new trailer for director David Gordon Green’s upcoming dramedy Prince Avalanche. The film is a remake of the Icelandic film Either Way and centers around a pair of highway workers (Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch) spending the summer of 1988 in isolation repainting traffic lines on a country highway.
There are only four characters that appear onscreen in the entire movie, with Rudd and Hirsch spending the majority of screen time alone. It’s really looks like a skillful mix of Green’s indie and mainstream comedy.
Green’s low-budget indie flick premiered to great reviews at Sundance and looks to provide audiences with a break from the big-budget CGI-filled summer films.
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.