Roadside Attractions has released the first The Skeleton Twins trailer for director Craig Johnson’s comedic drama. The film stars Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig as the titular siblings, who are drawn back together after Hader’s character tries to commit suicide. I caught the film at Sundance this past January and it’s excellent. Hader in particular shines in a dramatic role that could easily have veered into over-the-top territory, imbuing the character with subtle shades of insecurity underneath a confident façade. Though the film is a drama, Johnson doesn’t shy away from the fact that Hader and Wiig are both really, really funny, and the film ends up as something more darkly comedic than a straight-faced drama. This trailer does a nice job of conveying the film’s tone, though it does provide a glimpse at one of the funniest scenes of the entire film that I wish had remained a surprise.
Hit the jump to watch the Skeleton Twins trailer and click here to read my full review. The film also stars Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell, Boyd Holbrook, and Joanna Gleeson. The Skeleton Twins opens in theaters on September 19th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Skeleton Twins:
When estranged twins Maggie (Kristen Wiig) and Milo (Bill Hader) feel they’re at the end of their ropes, an unexpected reunion forces them to confront why their lives went so wrong. As the twins reconnect, they realize the key to fixing their lives may just lie in repairing their relationship.
Trailer via Roadside Attractions.