Monday, November 16, 2009
Trailer: Leaves of Grass
No, it has nothing to do with Walt Whitman. Instead, Leaves of Grass is a stoner comedy thriller about a college professor who gets involved in a drug war led by his redneck twin brother. Yes, it's a movie about pot and twins. While it may sound like a recipe for absurdity and disaster, believe it or not, it has nothing to do with Judd Apatow, Seth Rogen, or any of Hollywood's other half-baked regulars. Leaves of Grass is written and directed by Tim Blake Nelson and stars Edward Norton as Bill and Brady Kincaid. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Fest and has picked up a fair amount of buzz as Norton's comeback after a series of relatively forgettable films (Pride and Glory, The Incredible Hulk). More importantly? It looks pretty entertaining, like Pineapple Express with the sort of absurd sight gag we haven't seen used in a decent film for awhile. Also featuring Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss (as the southern fried drug lord), Waitress's Keri Russell, and this year's indie queen Melanie Lynskey (The Informant, Up in the Air), the film is slated to start appearing in theaters come Christmas.