JOHN C REILLY, JOAQUIN PHOENIX, JAKE GYLLENHAAL, RIZ AHMED, RUTGER HAUER
From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (Rust and Bone, A Prophet), and based on the novel by Patrick deWitt, The Sisters Brothers is a reimagining of the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man.
It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly) are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents…and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen. The older of the two, introspective Eli (Reilly) rides hard with his younger sibling yet dares to dream of a normal life. The younger of the two, hard-drinking Charlie (Phoenix) has taken charge with gusto as lead man on the duo’s assignments. Each increasingly questions, and quibbles with, the other’s methods.
The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the Gold Rush land of California — a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind. But, can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity?
The Sisters Brothers also stars Jake Gyllenhaal as learned scout John Morris and Riz Ahmed as fugitive chemist Hermann Kermit Warm.
A Universal Pictures presentation in association with Page 114 and Why Not Productions. A Film by Jacques Audiard. John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed. The Sisters Brothers. Costumes by Milena Canonero. Music by Alexandre Desplat. Editor, Juliette Welfling. Production Designer, Michel Barthélémy, A.D.C. Director of Photography, Benoît Debie, S.B.C. Casting by Francine Maisler, C.S.A. Executive Producers, Megan Ellison, Chelsea Barnard, Sammy Scher, Fernando Victoria de Lecea, Tudor Reu, Delphine Tomson. Produced by Pascal Caucheteux, p.g.a., Grégoire Sorlat, Michel Merkt. Produced by Michael De Luca, Alison Dickey, p.g.a., John C. Reilly, p.g.a. Based on the book by Patrick deWitt. Screenplay by Jacques Audiard & Thomas Bidegain. Directed by Jacques Audiard. A Universal Pictures release.