Take a first (official) look at the upcoming comedy-drama Prince Avalanche
, which comes from director David Gordon Green
, and stars Paul Rudd
and Emile Hirsch
. They look like real road workers, that’s for sure! In case you’re not so familiar with this project, I will first inform you that the movie is actually a remake of the Icelandic film Either Way
, and that it will premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival
Written and directed by David Gordon Green
, Prince Avalanche
centers on two highway road workers Alvin, played by Rudd, and Lance, played by Hirsch, who spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives.
An odd couple of sorts, meditative and stern Alvin and his girlfriend’s brother, Lance, dopey and insecure, leave the city behind to spend the summer in solitude repainting traffic lines down the center of a country highway ravaged by wildfire. As they sink into their job in the remarkable landscape, they learn more than they want to about each other and their own limitations. An unlikely friendship develops through humor and nasty exchanges, leading to surprising affection.
Beside Rudd and Hirsch, the movie also stars Lance LeGault
, Joyce Payne
, Gina Grande
and Lynn Shelton
, and as we said – Prince Avalanche
will premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival
which runs from January 17 – 27th.