Daniel Radcliffe Is as Bizarre as You’ve Heard in First Swiss Army Man Trailer
Yes, this is the “Daniel Radcliffe plays a dead guy who farts a lot” movie you’ve been hearing so much about—unless you haven’t, in which case, consider yourself prepared. No, the actual trailer doesn’t make a whole lot more sense than that, but it does look compelling, and in terms of roles one might be more remembered for than being Harry Potter, this one sure is a contender.
Sort of like Cast Away meets Weekend at Bernie’s and then gets even more ridiculous, Swiss Army Man played at Sundance Film Festival in January and was picked up for distribution by A24 (Ex Machina, Obvious Child). It’ll hit theaters on June 17, 2017, when we’ll all probably flock there in an attempt to make more sense of this trailer and synopsis:
Hank (Paul Dano) is stranded on a deserted island, having given up all hope of ever making it home again. But one day everything changes when a corpse named Manny (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore; the two become fast friends, and ultimately go on an epic adventure that will bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams.
Swiss Army Man creates a world like no other—a place of pure fantastical imagination, brimming with magical realism yet featuring two characters whose dreams and fears are entirely relatable. Dano and Radcliffe both fully commit to their directors’ audacious vision, and their work is exceptional, finding the perfect balance of humor and heart that drives the whole film. A celebration of all the wonders cinema has to offer, Swiss Army Man is ultimately all the more remarkable for using its dazzling originality to tell a universal story of human complexity and connection.
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