It’s always good news when a new Alexander Payne film is on the horizon, but the filmmaker’s latest effort feels particularly special. Presented entirely in black and white, Nebraska stars Bruce Dern as Woody, a man who believes he’s won a million dollars in a sweepstakes, and plans to go to Nebraska to get it. Complications arise when everyone in his town believes he’s already a millionaire. It feels like the kind of small, intimate film that has now become a rarity in the current moviegoing climate, and critics are already raving about the pic’s stellar turns from Dern, Will Forte, and particularly June Squibb. In his review from the New York Film Festival, Matt called the film a “funny and touching quest to find the good life at the end of life.”
Before the film opens in theaters on November 15th, Paramount has unveiled a collection of images from both in front of and behind the camera on Nebraska. Take a look after the jump. The film also stars Stacy Keach and Bob Odenkirk.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Nebraska:
After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.