I don't know about you, but I for one am quite pleased to see David Gordon Green direct a film that appears to have nothing to do with marijuana or explosions. It also appears that James Franco is nowhere in sight for Prince Avalanche. Instead we get Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch as two road workers painting lines on a rural stretch of highway and coming to terms with well... the big questions in life. While the trailer isn't anything to write home about Rudd and Hirsch look to be in top form, and who can deny that the 'stasche on Rudd is kinda bodacious. Check out the trailer for Prince Avalanche, which is in fact a remake of the Icelandic film Either Way, below.
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.
The film will be in theaters and on iTunes in the U.S. on August 9th.