Sony Pictures has sent over a rather interesting new trailer for their forthcoming feature, Get Low starring Robert Duvall and Bill Murray.
The film is the début feature from former cinematographer Aaron Schneider and stars, in addition to Duvall and Murray, Lucas Black, Gerald McRaney, Sissy Spacek, Bill Cobbs, Andrea Powell and Lori Beth Edgeman.
Duvall plays Felix Bush, a true life, 1930s, mysterious old hermit from Tennessee who decided to hold a funeral party for himself while he’s still alive to enjoy it. Thing is though Felix is hiding a dark past, one that forced him to shun the world in the first place, and as friends and family gather to mark his “passing” that’s about to come out…
The film’s being released at UK & Ireland cinemas on 21st January 2011.
For years, townsfolk have been terrified of the backwoods recluse known as Felix Bush. People say he’s done all manner of unspeakable things — that he’s killed in cold blood; that he’s in league with the Devil; that he has strange powers — and they avoid him like the plague. Then, one day, Felix rides to town with a shotgun and a wad of cash, saying he wants to buy a funeral. It’s not your usual funeral for the dead Felix wants. On the contrary, he wants a ‘living funeral,’ in which anyone who ever had heard a story about him will come to tell it, while he takes it all in. Sensing a big payday in the offing, fast-talking funeral home owner Frank Quinn enlists his gentlemanly young apprentice, Buddy Robinson to win over Felix’s business. Buddy is no stranger to Felix’s dark reputation, but what he discovers is that behind Felix’s surreal plan lies a very real and long-held secret that must get out. As the funeral approaches, the mystery – which involves the widow Maddie Darrow, the only person in town who ever got close to Felix, and the Illinois preacher Charlie Jackson who refuses to speak at his former friend’s funeral – only deepens. But on the big day, Felix is in no mood to listen to other people spinning made-up anecdotes about him. This time, he’s the one who is going to do the telling about why he has been hiding out in the woods.