The Descendants director returns with a black & white tragicomedy
The Descendants director Alexander Payne helms this black and white tragicomedy about a road trip from Montana to Nebraska that Woody (Bruce Dern), an old drunk, undertakes together with David (Will Forte), his estranged son, in the belief that he has won a million dollar sweepstake.
Alexander Payne (Sideways) managed to convince his distributor Paramount to allow him to film Nebraska in black and white. Before the decision was made, Payne stated in an interview that the studio demanded a big star for the lead role in return. It is a testament to the director’s standing among the Hollywood community that the project was greenlit with character actor Bruce Dern and Saturday Night Live alumnus Will Forte in the lead roles.
- From director(s)
- Alexander Payne
- Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Stacy Keach, Devin Ratray and Bob Odenkirk