If you were missing the sight a long-haired Emile Hirsch frolicking in the wilderness, then get excited. The Into the Wild actor is making a return to Mother Nature in the summer’s upcoming release, Prince Avalanche. And this time, he’s joined by none other than Paul Rudd.
Hirsch and Rudd play Lance and Alvin, two men who take who take odd jobs painting traffic lines on a country highway in the summer of 1988. The stern and contemplative Alvin enjoys the hard work and solitude, but Lance is much more free spirited, leading to quite a few spats between the odd couple.
The new trailer for Prince Avalanche is full of hilarious and heartfelt moments, all set against the desolate background of a fire-ravaged Texas countryside. It’s particularly entertaining to see the boys in denim overalls, with Rudd rocking a full mustache (though not quite as creepy as his Brian Fantana look in Anchorman). The music by Explosions in the Sky adds to the atsmophere of adventure and introspection.
Prince Avalanche was filmed secretly, as director David Gordon Green wanted to make a quiet return to his indie movie roots. The character-driven piece is a bit of a departure for Rudd, who has made a name for himself playing the effortlessly cool, funny guy in hit comedies like Knocked Up and I Love You, Man.
Prince Avalanche, which is a remake of the Icelandic film Either Way, premiered at Sundance to rave reviews. The movie hits theaters on August 9th.