'Swiss Army Man' Trailer: Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano Are Adventuring, Gas-Passing Best Friends
The quirky survivalist tale was helmed by co-directors and screenwriters Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.
A24 has released the official Red Band trailer for Sundance winner Swiss Army Man.
The R-rated film, directed by co-directors and screenwriters Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert — the music video directors collectively known as Daniels — sees Hank (Paul Dano) as a suicidal castaway who stumbles upon the dead corpse of Manny (Daniel Radcliffe), which subsequently changes everything.
Upon discovering Manny, Hank and his talking corpse embark on an epic adventure to bring Hank back to the woman of his dreams. Far from the average buddy comedy, the fast friends utilize Manny's "multipurpose tool guide" powers — and his north-focused penile compass — along with his excessive flatulence to help guide and propel them back to civilization. (At one point, the body's farts are used to create a human Jet Ski of sorts.)
Manny also seemingly discovers the reason why Hank both fled and strives to return home. "You want to go home so you can have love. But you ran away because nobody loves you," Manny tells Hank in the trailer as an image of a mysterious woman (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) appears on his cellphone screen.
The film and its unusual story caused a stir during the premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, where Daniels took home the U.S. dramatic directing award for the film.
The Hollywood Reporter's review of the movie stated: "It’s entirely to the directors and the two lead actors’ credit that what sounds like a bunch of overextended body humor gags of the most juvenile variety evolve, by sheer repetitious attrition, into something bizarrely poetic and strangely touching"
Swiss Army Man is set for a June 24 release in New York and Los Angeles, with a nationwide expansion July 1. Watch the cast speaking about the film to THR, below.