The Sisters Brothers (film)

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The Sisters Brothers
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Film poster
Directed by Jacques Audiard
Produced by
Screenplay by Jacques Audiard
Thomas Bidegain
Based on The Sisters Brothers
by Patrick deWitt
Music by Alexandre Desplat
Cinematography Benoît Debie
Edited by
Distributed by Annapurna Pictures
Release date
  • October 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)
  • United States
  • France
  • Romania
  • Spain
Language English

The Sisters Brothers is an upcoming western dark comedy directed by Jacques Audiard from a screenplay he co-wrote with Thomas Bidegain based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt. The film will star John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix as the two notorious assassin brothers Eli and Charlie Sisters. It is scheduled to be released on October 12, 2018 by Annapurna Pictures, the film is Jacques Audiard's first English-language film.


The story follows Eli and Charlie Sisters, two hitmen brothers on the trail of a prospector who has stolen from their boss.



In 2011, it was announced that the film rights to the novel had been sold to John C. Reilly's production company, with Reilly set to play one of the brothers.[1] Four years later, French director Jacques Audiard announced that he would direct the film, his first English-language feature, on the radio station RTL.[2] Deadline reported on 25 April 2016, that Joaquin Phoenix joined the project.[3] In February 2017, Variety reported that Jake Gyllenhaal joined the film, later announcing that Riz Ahmed had joined the cast as well.[4][5] Variety also announced that Annapurna Pictures came on board to produce and co-finance the film alongside Why Not Productions, with Megan Ellison serving as an executive producer on the project.[6]

The film started shooting in early June in the Spanish city Almería and continued its shoot throughout the summer in Tabernas, Navarre and Aragon.[7]


  1. ^ Charles, Ron (11 November 2011). "Patrick deWitt's 'The Sisters Brothers' wins Governor General's Award in Canada". The Washington Post. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Mintzer, Jordan (24 August 2015). "Palme d'Or Winner Jacques Audiard Reveals First English-Language Feature". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  3. ^ Jaafar, Ali (25 April 2016). "Joaquin Phoenix In Talks To Join Jacques Audiard's English-Language Debut 'The Sisters Brothers'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (10 February 2017). "Jake Gyllenhaal Joins Joaquin Phoenix in 'The Sisters Brothers' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (18 April 2017). "Riz Ahmed Joins Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly in 'The Sisters Brothers' (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Lang, Brent (19 May 2017). "Annapurna Nabs Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal Western 'Sister's Brothers'". Variety. Retrieved 15 June 2017. 
  7. ^ Randle, Emma (8 June 2017). "'Big guns' arrive for French-made western". Retrieved 15 June 2017. 

External links[edit]

The Sisters Brothers on IMDb