“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is a six-part Western anthology film, a series of tales about the American frontier told through the unique and incomparable voice of Joel and Ethan Coen,” Netflix said of the film. “Each chapter tells a distinct story about the American West.”
The trailer doesn’t delve too far into each segment’s plot but reveals a series of quirky, Coen-esque characters, from James Franco’s dim-witted, death sentence-avoiding outlaw to Tim Blake Nelson’s goofy gunslinger Buster Scruggs, the connective tissue between the chapters.
Originally envisioned as a six-part television series for Netflix, the Coen Brothers instead consolidated the stories into a feature film that premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Tom Waits, Liam Neeson and Zoe Kazan also co-star in the film.
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, one of Rolling Stone‘s most anticipated fall movies, arrives on Netflix and in select theaters on November 16th.