Director Alexander Payne of 'Side Ways' and 'The Descendants' fame has returned to the silver screen with 'Nebraska,' a black-and-white film starring Bruce Dern and Will Forte, and the trailer has debuted online.
The film made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival and is ready to take on the New York Film Festival. Per the official synopsis:
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.
Aside from Dern and Forte, 'Nebraska' also features 'Breaking Bad' and upcoming 'Better Call Saul' star Bob Odenkirk, Stacy Keach and June Squibb. Jack Nicholson, who was recently the victim of retirement rumors (though, he says he's lost the desire to make movies), was originally eyed to star in the lead role and would have reunited him with his 'About Schmidt' director, if he hadn't turned it down.
In addition to the trailer, Paramount has released a batch of stills from the film, as well as the first poster.
'Nebraska' is set for release on November 15.