Watch: First Trailer for Joe Swanberg's New Film 'Digging for Fire'

July 16, 2015
Source: YouTube

Digging for Fire

"There's garbage in the ground… If you dig far enough, you'll find a landfill." The Orchard has debuted the first official trailer for Joe Swanberg's newest film Digging for Fire, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. This time Swanberg doesn't appear in it, instead this stars Jake Johnson along with an eclectic cast including: Jane Adams, Rosemarie Dewitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia. It's essentially an examination of everyone's going on in life at this point, by way of a party with a bunch of friends. It's good, not great, but this is a fun trailer.

Here's the first official trailer for Joe Swanberg's Digging for Fire, from YouTube (via The Film Stage):

Digging for Fire

The discovery of a bone and a gun sends a husband and wife on separate adventures over the course of a weekend. Digging for Fire is directed by American filmmaker Joe Swanberg, of Hannah Takes the Stairs, Alexander the Last, Drinking Buddies and Happy Christmas previously. The script is co-written by Jake Johnson and Joe Swanberg. The film stars Jake Johnson, Rosemarie Dewitt, Orlando Bloom, Brie Larson, Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick and Mike Birbiglia. It first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this January. The Orchard will be releasing Joe Swanberg's Digging for Fire starting August 21st later this fall.

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Looks pretty good. I mean not stellar, but pretty good. It will probably get pretty intense at some point when the leads realize they love each other, or not.

DAVIDPD on Jul 16, 2015


Yeah sure it looks good... so did his other movie Happy Christmas which I thought was a giant waste of time... no no no. I'm being too kind. I think Happy Christmas is the most boring film I've ever seen made by genuinely talented people. It's a piece of shit. It's trailer looked funny, and wacky and tried to capture that melancholy of post economic depression, Suburban America... and failed. HORRIBLY. So yeah this looks good. Ton of great people involved. Might be total pile of dog shit. Mumblecore directors are like that. Super hit or miss. It's like playing Russian Roulette with talent.

Kento on Jul 16, 2015


Good trailer.

Mihkel on Jul 16, 2015


Does he have a screenplay this time or is it just going to be actors giving "meaningful" stares, and awkwardly looking for something to do like Drinking Buddies? I always enjoy Mike Birbiglia though.

Snev De la Fontaine on Jul 17, 2015


Thumbs up for naming your movie after a Pixies song

TheOct8pus on Jul 17, 2015


I mean the trailer's good, and it has Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick and they make anything watchable... but I've seen Swanberg's Drinking Buddies and Happy Christmas (both of which had Anna) and egh... That lowers my expectations a....lot....

Lar Rackell on Jul 17, 2015


I'm getting tired of these posters. It was cute enough the first couple times, but now they're for every indie film. Like "The One I Love" with Duplass and Elizabeth Moss.

Scotty97 on Jul 20, 2015

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