Trailer: Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan star in director Ethan Coen’s road trip comedy caper Drive Away Dolls
The legendary sibling directing duo of Joel and Ethan Coen went their separate directorial ways after the 2018 film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, and while we hope they’ll eventually circle back to teaming up with each other, in the meantime we’ve gotten Joel’s first solo directing effort with The Tragedy of Macbeth, and we’ll be seeing Ethan’s first solo directing effort when Focus Features brings the road trip comedy caper Drive Away Dolls to theatres on September 22nd. With that date just three months away, a trailer for Drive Away Dolls has arrived online and can be seen in the embed above.
Scripted by Ethan Coen and his wife Tricia Cooke, Drive Away Dolls follows Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian, 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.
Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan star as Jamie and Marian. They’re joined in the cast by Beanie Feldstein, Colman Domingo, Pedro Pascal, Bill Camp, and Matt Damon.
Coen and Cooke produced the film with Robert Graf, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner.
Drive Away Dolls was first announced in 2007, at which time Allison Anders (Gas Food Lodging) was going to be directing the film from Coen and Cooke’s script. Selma Blair, Holly Hunter, Christina Applegate, and Chloë Sevigny were all considered for the lead roles… but the film never made it into production until Coen decided to take the helm in 2022.
What did you think of the trailer for Drive Away Dolls? Are you interested in seeing a movie that Ethan Coen has directed without his brother Joel? Share your thoughts on this one by leaving a comment below.
Whether they’re alone, working as a team, or not even directing the movie, I see anything the Coen brothers are involved with, so I will definitely be watching Drive Away Dolls. This has been on my “must-see” list ever since it was announced with Anders attached.
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