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Coen Brothers Coming To Netflix With The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

August 10, 2017 | Posted by Joseph Lee

IndieWire reports that Joel and Ethan Coen’s anthology film The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will stream exclusively on Netflix. It was announced at the start of the year. AnnaPurna Pictures will produce with their new TV banner and are planning a “hybrid TV/theatrical release.” The details of this are unclear, but Netflix has given films a limited release in theaters on the same day as their arrival to the streaming service. It will debut in six parts in 2018. The film includes six “distinct stories set on the American frontier.”

TIm Blake Nelson plays the singing cowboy Buster Scruggs in one of the six stories. No other cast members have been confirmed, but James Franco, Zoe Kazan and Ralph Ineson are rumored. The Coens will write and direct all six parts. In a statement, the brothers said: “We are streaming motherfuckers!

Netflix Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland added: “The Coens are visionary directors, masterful storytellers, and colorful linguists. We are thrilled for Netflix to become home to the full range of their talents.

The project is filming now in New Mexico.