Renowned filmmaker Ethan Coen, best known for his work on the critically acclaimed “The Tragedy of Macbeth” for Apple TV+, has taken a creative shift in tone with his latest project, “Drive-Away Dolls.” The comedy caper, starring Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan, has released its highly anticipated first trailer. Set to hit theaters nationwide on Friday, September 22nd, the film promises to be a refreshing and humorous departure from Coen’s previous work.
Plot and Characters“Drive-Away Dolls” revolves around Jamie (Margaret Qualley), an uninhibited free spirit coping with yet another failed relationship, and her reserved friend Marian (Geraldine Viswanathan), who longs for a more adventurous life. Seeking a fresh start, the two embark on an impulsive road trip to Tallahassee. However, their plans take an unexpected turn when they encounter a group of bumbling criminals along the way, leading to a series of misadventures and hilarity.
Cast and CrewThe film boasts a talented ensemble cast, featuring Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan as the dynamic duo at the center of the comedic chaos. Joining them are Beanie Feldstein, Colman Domingo, Pedro Pascal, Bill Camp, and Matt Damon, who add their own flair to the story. Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke co-wrote the screenplay, with Coen also serving as the director. The film is produced by Tricia Cooke, Robert Graf, Tim Bevan, and Eric Fellner, with Working Title attached to the project.
Release and Awards ProspectsWith its intriguing premise and stellar cast, “Drive-Away Dolls” is poised to make waves in the upcoming awards season. The film is expected to make its debut on the festival circuit, solidifying its status as a potential contender for prestigious accolades. Set to open on September 22nd, “Drive-Away Dolls” will face limited competition, as it shares its release date with Sony’s “Dumb Money” and Lionsgate’s “Expend4bles.”
Focus Features and Upcoming ProjectsAs the distributor of “Drive-Away Dolls,” Focus Features continues to deliver compelling and diverse cinematic experiences. Having recently released Wes Anderson’s “Asteroid City” on June 16th, the studio has an exciting lineup of upcoming titles, including Nia Vardalos’ “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3” on September 8th and Alexander Payne’s dramedy “The Holdovers” on November 10th, featuring Paul Giamatti, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, and Carrie Preston.
Ethan Coen’s “Drive-Away Dolls” presents a refreshing departure from his previous works, showcasing his versatility as a filmmaker. With its comedic caper storyline and a stellar ensemble cast, the film is set to entertain audiences nationwide. As a potential awards contender, “Drive-Away Dolls” is eagerly anticipated to make a splash on the festival circuit. Mark your calendars for September 22nd to witness the humorous and thrilling journey of Jamie and Marian in this exciting new release from Focus Features.