Brothers | Peter Dinklage, Josh Brolin action comedy lands at Amazon MGM

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Brothers boasts a heavyweight cast and a fun premise and as such, Amazon has reportedly snagged the worldwide rights for the project.

Another day at Cannes and another deal hits the headlines. Today’s deal of the day is Brothers, a project that has already been completed and hit the festival ready for purchase.

Made by Legendary Pictures, the action comedy didn’t have to wait too long to find a buyer as Amazon MGM moved quickly to snap the project up, securing worldwide rights to the film.

The cast for this one looks promising. We’ve got Peter Dinklage and Josh Brolin headlining the film as the titular brothers. The film ‘tells the story of a reformed criminal (Brolin) whose attempt at going straight is derailed when he reunites with his sanity-testing twin brother (Dinklage) on a road trip for the score of a lifetime. Dodging bullets, the law and an overbearing mother along the way, they must heal their severed family bond before they end up killing each other.’

The ‘overbearing mother’ is played by the mighty Glenn Close and there are also turns from Brendan Fraser and the late M. Emmett Walsh in one of his final appearances. Zola’s Taylour Paige and Yellowstone's Jennifer Landon also feature.

That’s quite the cast and promises some entertaining comic interplay, something that director Max Barbakow proved adept at in his 2020 film, Palm Springs. That time loop comedy was a fun watch and now, Barbakow has been given the chance to work with a star-studded cast and we’re keen to see how this all plays out.

In what potentially could be more good news it’s been confirmed from the outset that the movie will be getting some kind of theatrical release too, although the phrase ‘select cinemas’ is used. That means that as of yet there’s no confirmation regarding which territories will get to screen the film in cinemas and which might not. Still, it’s something.

Those ‘select’ cinemas will premiere the film on October 1st. The film will hit Amazon’s Prime Video streaming service on 17th October. When we do hear more about the film’s theatrical run, we’ll certainly let you know.

The Hollywood Reporter

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