Netflix Original: ‘The Ballad of Buster Scruggs’ Preview

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Coming 16th of November is the latest film by the Coen Brothers. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is only a month away from release so here’s our preview!

The film recently premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on the 31st of August. Written and directed by the Coen Brothers, this is the 20th film they’ve directed and this is their first film set in the “Wild West.”

What is the Plot?

There are six chapters, each presenting a different story from the wild frontier. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs tells the story of a sharp-shooting songster.

In Near Algodones, a wannabe bank robber gets his due and then some.

Meal Ticket is a gothic tale about two weary traveling performers.

All Gold Canyon is a story about a prospector mining for gold.

A woman finds an unexpected promise of love, along with a dose of life’s cruel irony, on a wagon train journey across the prairies in The Gal Who Got Rattled.

Finally, ghostly laughs haunt The Mortal Remains as a woman rains judgment upon a motley crew of strangers undertaking a final carriage ride.

Who is in the cast?

As the film is split into 6 chapters, we thought it’d be easier to split the main cast into 6 equal parts as well:

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Character Actor / Actress Where have I seen them before?
Buster Scruggs Tim Blake Nelson Minority Report, Holes, O’Brother Where Art Thou
The Kid Willie Watson Bradman, Big Easy Express
Frenchman in Saloon David Krumholtz Sausage Party, 10 Things I Hate About You,
Near Algodones
Character Actor / Actress Where have I seen them before?
Cowboy James Franco Spiderman Trilogy, This is the End, The Disaster Artist
? Stephen Root Get Out, Dodgeball, Office Space
The Man in Black Ralph Ineson Harry Potter, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Witch
Meal Ticket
Character Actor / Actress Where have I seen them before?
Impresario Liam Neeson Star Wars, Taken, Schindlers List
Harry Melling Harrison Harry Potter
The Gal Who Got Rattled
Character Actor / Actress Where have I seen them before?
Alice Longabaugh Zoe Kazan The Big Sick, Ruby Sparks, In Your Eyes
Billy Knapp Bill Heck The Alienist, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Pit Stop
Mr. Arthur Grainger Hines Lincoln, The Knick, Hell on Wheels
Another Man Jackamoe Buzzell Hell or High Water, Better Call Saul, A Million Ways to Die in the West
 All Gold Canyon
Character Actor / Actress Where have I seen them before?
The Prospector Tom Waits Seven Psychopaths, Down by Law, Short Cuts
The Mortal Remains
Character Actor / Actress Where have I seen them before?
The Lady Tyne Daly Spiderman: Homecoming, The Enforcer, Cagney & Lacey
The Irishman Brendan Gleeson Harry Potter, The Guard, Calvary
The Englishman Jonjo O’Neil Defiance, Constantine, Oasis
The Frenchman Saul Rubenik Against All Odds, Wall Street, Unforgiven
The Trapper Chelcie Ross Basic Instinct, Hoosiers, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey

The Trailer

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.