Director Jared Hess is an…interesting filmmaker. It’s been six years since his last film “Gentlemen Broncos”, which was not well received , but before that he had succeeded more with off-beat films like like 2006’s “Nacho Libre” and, what he is most known for, 2004’s “Napoleon Dynamite”.
Six years later and his next film is about to be released. Titled “Don Verdean”, the film brings together a group of lesser known actors for a story that, literally, gets biblical. Here are stills from the upcoming film to give you an idea of the group of characters the story will follow.
The synopsis is as follows:
Hired by an ambitious small-town pastor to find sacred relics in the Holy Land, self-proclaimed Biblical archaeologist Don Verdean (Played by Sam Rockwell) comes up short and his attempt to cover up his failure fuels a comic conspiracy.
The film co-stars Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement, Danny McBride, and Will Forte. It is scheduled for a limited release and through video on demand on December 11, 2015. Here is the trailer for the film to get a better idea of the style they are going for: