An official trailer for The Death of Dick Long has been released by A24.
The movie is directed by Daniel Scheinert, who previously co-directed Swiss Army Man starring Daniel Radcliffe and Paul Dano. Michael Abbott Jr., Virginia Newcomb, Andre Hyland, and Sarah Baker make up the film’s cast.
Continue below for a synopsis for The Death of Dick Long, the trailer, and a poster.
Holy Crap. Dick is dead. Died last night after band practice, and his bandmates, Zeke & Earl (Michael Abbott, Jr. & Andre Hyland), don’t want anybody finding out how. That’s too bad though, ‘cause news travels fast in small town Alabama, and these guys suck at covering their tracks. The authorities haven’t ID’d the body just yet, but Zeke’s wife (Virginia Newcomb) and his daughter are suspicious already.
From a screenplay by Billy Chew, director Daniel Scheinert (one half of the Swiss Army Man duo known as Daniels) expertly balances the hilarity and heartache of what happens when dark secrets are dragged kicking and screaming into the light.
In addition to directing, Scheinert also has a role in the movie as the title character. This is his second feature after the aforementioned Swiss Army Man, but he has also directed episodes of TV series like Adult Swim shows Childrens Hospital and NTSF:SD:SUV, as well as an episode of the upcoming Showtime series On Becoming a God in Central Florida starring Kirsten Dunst.
Jess Weixler, Poppy Cunningham, Roy Wood Jr., Sunita Mani, and Janelle Cochrane also star in the movie. Billy Chew wrote the screenplay.
The Death of Dick Long is set to be released in limited theaters on September 27th.