The trailer and poster have gone online for the upcoming indie comedy Everything Must Go starring Will Ferrell. Ferrell plays a man who has been laid off from his job and decides to sell all of his material possessions in an epic yard sale. The movie picked up positive notices last year when it played at the Toronto Film Festival and this trailer has me interested because it shows Will Ferrell but he’s not screaming or stating the obvious or stating the obvious while screaming. He seems to be giving a genuine, low-key performance and it’s a welcome change-of-pace from his regular, broad comic fare.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer and poster. The film also stars Rebecca Hall, Michael Peña, Laura Dern, Stephen Root, and Christopher Jordan Wallace. Everything Must Go opens May 13th.
Here’s the trailer [from Apple]:
Here’s the official synopsis for Everything Must Go:
Adapted and directed by Dan Rush, and based on a short story by Raymond Carver, EVERYTHING MUST GO tells the story of NICK PORTER (WILL FERRELL) a career salesman whose days of being on top are long gone. The same day Nick gets fired, for falling off the wagon one last time, he returns home to discover his wife has left him, changed the locks on their suburban home and dumped all his possessions out on the front yard. Faced with his life imploding, Nick puts it all on the line – or more properly, on the lawn – reluctantly holding a yard sale that becomes a unique strategy for survival.
Poster also via Apple: