Sisters Brothers movie

Here’s the best indie film news of the week: A Prophet and Dheepan director Jacques Audiard is now going to direct the adaptation of a weird, funny, and touching Western novel called The Sisters Brothers. I love this book, which is set during the Gold Rush of 1851, and follows a violent pair of siblings as their contract-killing gig leads them to a man with an unusual plan to find gold.

John C. Reilly optioned the novel rights back in 2011, and he’ll be one of the two stars of the film, which will also be Audiard’s first English-language movie. Read More »

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When John C. Reilly is in a movie, it’s a given that his character is going to be likable. That’s the quality Reilly brings to each role he plays, he’s always the kind of guy you’d want to hang out with. Unless, of course, he’s your high school vice principal. In Terri, directed by Azazel Jacobs and written by Patrick deWitt, Reilly plays a vice principal who develops an unlikely friendship with the title character, played by Jacob Wysocki, who is regularly teased and ridiculed. Terri will have its world premiere in competition at the Sundance Film Festival next month and now you can see a few photos from the film after the jump. Read More »