John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed star in The Sisters Brothers, a melancholy, surreal saga about violence and regret. Director Jacques Audiard crafts an elegant, often brutal and altogether remarkable story about two brothers – Reilly and Phoenix – who work as hired guns. They’re on a quest to track down a prospector (Ahmed), who is also being pursued by a private detective (Gyllenhaal). That may sound like a straightforward story, but the way The Sisters Brothers unfolds is anything but typical.
Annapurna Pictures has domestic rights to the Why Not Productions picture and will release it later this year. It is based on Patrick deWitt’s novel of the same name published in 2012.