Annapurna will co-produce and co-finance award-winning filmmaker Jacques Audiard’s “The Sisters Brothers,” Audiard’s first English-language movie. The company also holds the domestic distribution rights for the film. Why Not Productions will co-produce and co-finance alongside Annapurna with Page 114 also on board as producers. John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Riz Ahmed are set to star in the noir Western, written by Audiard and Thomas Bidegain, with production scheduled to begin this summer.
Based on Patrick deWitt’s acclaimed novel of the same name, “The Sisters Brothers” follows two brothers — Eli and Charlie Sisters — who are hired to kill a prospector who has stolen from their boss. The story, a genre-hybrid with comedic elements, takes place in Oregon in 1851. The film marks Audiard’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or winning “Dheepan,” which premiered at Cannes in 2015.