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Synopsis And Details For Coen Brothers’ Netflix Film The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs Revealed

The Coen brothers’ next film is set to be quite an interesting project. Not only is it a Netflix original film, but it’s a Netflix original film that started out as a Netflix original TV series. A couple months back, it was revealed that the series was being re-edited into a feature, meaning that Netflix would be a proud owner of a brand-new Coen brothers’ joint.

RELATED – Ballad Of Buster Scruggs Is Now A Movie

But what would The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (yeah, that’s the name of it) be about? All we’ve known up until now is that it would be some sort of a western anthology film. Now, thanks to the folks at the Playlist, we have some sweet details on the different segments that will make up the flick. Here are the six parts of the film along with who stars in them:

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
Tim Blake Nelson (Buster Scruggs)
Willie Watson (The Kid)

“Near Algodones”
James Franco (Cowboy)

“Meal Ticket”
Liam Neeson (Impresario)
Harry Melling (Artist)

“All Gold Canyon”
Tom Waits (Prospector

“The Gal Who Got Rattled”
Bill Heck (Billy Knapp)
Zoe Kazan (Alice Longabaugh)
Grainger Hines (Mr. Arthur)

“The Mortal Remains”
Brendan Gleeson (Irishman)
Tyne Daly (Lady)
Jonjo O’Neill (Englishman)
Saul Rubinek (Frenchman)
Chelcie Ross (Trapper)

That’s not all. BFI London Film Festival also posted a full synopsis for the flick. Check it below:

“If you want to fathom the bottomless well that is the Coens’ imagination, look no further. As storytelling goes, this is wildly idiosyncratic, undeniably hilarious and often touchingly melancholic – a cinema-brio study of the American West. Every delectable chapter presents a different story from the wild frontier, with tone and style perfectly calibrated for each tale. 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. Exquisitely shot by Bruno Delbonnel and intricately designed by Jess Gonchor (with art department contributing stunning colour plate intertitles that introduce each sequence), this is one for true connoisseurs. Bedtime stories for cinema lovers.”

Does this look like it’ll be your cup of tea, and do you think it’ll stand a chance come awards season? Let us know down below!

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is set to premiere on October 12 and have a limited release in November.

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SOURCE: The Playlist, BFI London Film Festival synopsis

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