Joel Coen may have flown solo with The Tragedy of Macbeth, but now the other half of the Coen Brothers is ready to release their next solo project.
Here’s a look at Ethan Coen’s Drive-Away Dolls starring Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan:
The official synopsis reads:
Written by Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, this comedy caper follows Jamie (Qualley), an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian (Viswanathan) who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way.
Though Qualley and Viswanathan are in the center of the film, the movie has also managed to gather quite the star-studded cast including Pedro Pascal, Annie Gonzalez, Beanie Feldstein and Colman Domingo. No doubt, the biggest name in the cast is Matt *freakin’* Damon.
Admittedly, the film does have a lot of the trademark “Coen Brothers” tropes, from the shots to the character actors, but it’s going to be interesting to see what Ethan Coen’s projects look like without the touch of his frequent collaborator. While some would like to think that the Coen Brothers’ split was a dramatic story, I guess it doesn’t hurt for either of them to find their directing voice without the other Coen attached.
Watch out for Drive-Away Dolls when it comes to cinemas on Sept. 22.