Watch Tom Waits and James Franco in the first trailer for the Coen Brothers’ new western movie ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’

Tim Blake Nelson stars as Buster Scruggs

The Coen Brothers have released the first trailer for their forthcoming western movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Originally created as a six-part anthology series for Netflix, the brothers changed the project into a film – although the story will still retain the anthology structure.

It stars Tim Blake Nelson as the sharply-dressed outlaw Buster Scruggs, who ties all the stories together. James Franco, Liam Neeson, Zoe Kazan, Harry Melling, and Tom Waits also appear in the movie. Watch the first trailer below.


After debuting at the Venice Film Festival, the film snapped up a Best Screenplay award. It’s set to arrive on Netflix on November 18.

In a statement, the Coen Brothers said: “We’ve always loved anthology movies, especially those films made in Italy in the Sixties which set side-by-side the work of different directors on a common theme. Having written an anthology of Western stories we attempted to do the same, hoping to enlist the best directors working today. It was our great fortune that they both agreed to participate.”

The Coen Brothers’ last film was 2017’s Suburbicon. The crime comedy starred Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, and Oscar Isaac, and was directed by George Clooney.

Last week (September 7), Netflix released the first trailer for the next series of Narcos: Mexico.


The new season will return to a new location and involve a “new empire” according to the trailer, which also reveals that the action has now shifted to the 1980’s.

In a new statement, Netflix said: “Narcos: Mexico will explore the origins of the modern drug war by going back to its roots, beginning at a time when the Mexican trafficking world was a loose and disorganised confederation of independent growers and dealers.”

“Witness the rise of the Guadalajara Cartel in the 1980s as Félix Gallardo (Luna) takes the helm, unifying traffickers in order to build an empire.”

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