Official Trailer for Jared Hess' Kooky Religious Comedy 'Don Verdean'
"Congratulations, your ministry is almost relevant again." Lionsgate has unveiled the first official trailer for Jared Hess new comedy Don Verdean, which premiered at Sundance this year and is about a Biblical archaeologist who digs his way into fraudulent trouble. Sam Rockwell stars as the titular character Don Verdean, also featuring Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement as an Israeli named Boaz, Danny McBride, Will Forte and Leslie Bibb. This is a very kooky, wacky, funky, fun comedy that smears religion and how easy it is to fall for the dream of getting rich. The trailer provides a solid intro to the story and gives a good look at what goes down, so have at it. The film premiered at Sundance, where I gave it a lukewarm review. Enjoy!
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Jared Hess' Don Verdean, direct from Fandango's YouTube:
Hired by an ambitious small-town pastor to find sacred relics in the Holy Land, a self-proclaimed Biblical archaeologist comes up short and his attempt to cover up his failure fuels a comic conspiracy from the filmmaking team behind Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre. Don Verdean is directed by Jared Hess, from a screenplay by Jared Hess & Jerusha Hess, the duo behind Gentlemen Broncos, Nacho Libre and Napoleon Dynamite. The movie stars Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Bibb, with Will Forte, and Danny McBride. It first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year - read Alex's review. Lionsgate will open Jared Hess' Don Verdean in limited theaters starting December 11th this year.