September 7, 2018

Watch: First Footage Released for Harmony Korine's Latest Feature, 'The Beach Bum'

From the mind that brought us 'Spring Breakers' comes Matthew McConaughey in a role that may prove to be his 'Big Lebowski.'

The latest from Harmony Korine, the gnarly auteur who brought the world Spring Breakers, Trash Humpers, Gummo, and Julien Donkey-Boy (to say nothing of his brutally honest and yet sensationalized screenplays for Larry Clark's Kids and Bully) The Beach Bum is almost upon us. At the very least, 2019 can't arrive soon enough. 

Starring Matthew McConaughey in a role he was either born or sentenced to play, the redband trailer looks appropriately drugged out and soaked in neon (unsurprising given the film's theatrical distributor: NEON). It also packs in a solid number of quotable lines in just a few seconds courtesy of Mr. McConaughey and yes, Snoop Dogg. Check it out below. 

It's interesting to see how Korine has grown into a filmmaker with such a sustainable career, his projects ranging from gritty, low-budget endeavors shot on home video cameras to larger-budgeted features starring Disney Channel notables and Academy Award winners.

It was with Kids where Korine was first thrust into the public eye, and almost 25 years later, the film remains a topic of heavy conversation. Korine has managed to brand himself as a trouble-seeker, but as his career has grown over the past two-and-a-half-decades, he serves as a good example of a filmmaker who maintained his vision while adapting for the times. Below, he recalls his first feature experience alongside director Larry Clark.

What did you think of the trailer for The Beach Bum? Will you see it when it arrives in theaters on March 22nd, 2019? Let us know in the comments below.     

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