When he’s not busy shattering awards, Bill Pullman’s been slowly putting together an interesting little filmography these past couple of years (the Independence Day sequel excluded of course). His newest and most visible work, The Ballad of Lefty Brown had its first trailer drop today, and it looks pretty fucking good!
We unfortunately missed this revenge western when it screened at SXSW this past March, but luckily it was acquired by A24 and is getting a wider release with their distribution. Pullman’s a great actor, and it’s excellent to see him continuing the kind of esoteric work that he’s pulled off ever since Hollywood figured he was too old for leading man parts.
As we wait for its December 15 release date, here’s a synopsis straight from the A24 website:
When cowboy Lefty Brown (Bill Pullman) witnesses the murder of his longtime partner — the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson (Peter Fonda) — he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend’s gruesome death. Tracking the outlaws across the vast and desolate Montana plains, Lefty recruits a young gunslinger, Jeremiah (Diego Josef), and an old friend, a hard-drinking U.S. Marshall (Tommy Flanagan), to help deliver the men to justice.
After a gunfight with the outlaws leaves Jeremiah wounded, Lefty returns home with the names of Johnson’s killers only to find that he is being accused of his friend’s murder. With the tables turned, and with his friend in the governor’s mansion (Jim Caviezel) refusing to help, Lefty must evade the law and prove his innocence by exposing the powerful men ultimately responsible for Johnson’s death. A thrilling and action-packed Western, ‘The Ballad of Lefty Brown’ is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.