Alexander Payne’s Nebraska has been generating interest at film festivals, and now we get to take out first look at the black and white film. Payne has been trying to make the film for years. Now it’s in the can and set for an Oscar qualifying US run later this year.
The movie follows Bruce Dern as a struggling alcoholic who believes he has won a sweepstakes lottery, so he hops in the car with his underachiever of a son (Will Forte) to claim his prize. ‘Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.’
Black and white is going to be a tough sell to mainstream audiences, but Payne’s films are almost always worth a look.