Since ending their decades-long collaboration in 2019, the Coen Brothers have gone in vastly different directions. Joel directed a mostly faithful but visually stunning adaptation of The Tragedy of Macbeth. While the siblings had deftly moved between drama and comedy, this was easily the least funny project either of them had worked on. The first narrative feature from Ethan sounds a lot more in line with their past comedies like Raising Arizona and Burn After Reading.
Titled Drive-Away Dolls, the crime caper finds two down-on-their-luck women who head out on a road trip to Florida. A relaxing getaway becomes more than they bargained for when they get mixed up with a crew of criminals. In typical Coen fashion, the would-be lawbreakers aren't the sharpest tools in the shed.
The incredible cast includes Margaret Qualley, Geraldine Viswanathan and Beanie Feldstein. The male performers include Pedro Pascal, Emmy winner Colman Domingo, Bill Camp and Matt Damon. The latter will likely have an extended cameo, similar to his recent pop-ups in films like Unsane and No Sudden Move.
Drive-Away Dolls opens in select theaters on Friday, September 22.