David Gordon Green has been busy in Hollywood for the last few years with the like of Pineapple Express, Your Highness and The Sitter, but now he’s heading back to his low budget indie roots with Prince Avalanche, although he does have Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch to help him.
The film is and English-language adaptation the Icelandic comedy Either Way. Here’s the synopsis: ‘An odd couple of sorts, meditative and stern Alvin (Rudd) and his girlfriend’s brother, Lance (Hirsch), dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the centre 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 humour and nasty exchanges, leading to surprising affection.’
It premiered at Sundance and also screened at Tribeca. Now it’s preparing for an August UK release, although no UK date is set yet. Take a look at the new trailer below.