The Ballad of Buster Scruggs trailer: The Coen Brothers Netflix film sees them return to the western

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From No Country for Old Men to True Grit the western genre has allowed the Coen Brothers to create some of their best work over the years. They return to it once again in The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, an anthology which covers six different stories in a film that was once intended to be a mini-TV series. It played at the Venice Film Festival last month and as you would expect has picked up a lot of critical praise. The first trailer for The Ballad of Buster Scruggs has just dropped and you can check it out above.

If you want to fathom the bottomless well that is the Coens’ imagination, look no further. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs finds Tim Blake Nelson playing a sharp-shooting songster. In Near Algodones, James Franco’s wannabe bank robber gets his due and then some. And just a little bit more for good measure. Lugubrious dark humour pervades the Liam Neeson starrer Meal Ticket, a gothic tale about two weary travelling performers.

Tom Waits mines a rich seam of humour in All Gold Canyon, while Zoe Kazan finds an unexpected promise of love, along with a dose of life’s cruel irony, on a wagon train across the prairies in The Gal Who Got Rattled. Finally, ghostly laughs haunt The Mortal Remains as Tyne Daly rains judgment upon a motley crew of strangers undertaking a final carriage ride.

As usual, Joel and Ethan pen the script, with David Krumholtz, Brendan Gleeson, Stephen Root and Harry Melling starring in the supporting cast.

The Ballad of buster Scruggs opens on Netflix on November 16th. It will also be playing at this years London Film Festival and tickets for the shows can be purchased here from September 13th.

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