Josh Brolin tries to teach his son the art of hunting in the trailer for Jody Hill's Netflix comedy The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter. It's been quite the summer movie season for Brolin already, between his roles as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War and Cable in Deadpool 2. The actor will return to the big screen yet again this week in the sequel Sicario: Day of the Soldado, before he appears in Hill's comedy next month. Suffice it to say, Brolin is having a moment at the box office.
Directed and cowritten by Hill with his Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals collaborators Danny McBride and John Carcieri, Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter stars Brolin as Buck Ferguson: a hunter famous for his TV show and for hunting (what else?) whitetail deer. Accompanied by his trusted cameraman Don (McBride), Buck sets out to film a special episode for his show, wherein he will teach and bond with his estranged son Jaden (Montana Jordan) over the art of hunting. However, as one would probably expect, things don't exactly go according to Buck's plan.
Netflix has released an official trailer for Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter that effectively sets the offbeat tone for the film, while also teasing the mishaps to come over the course of Buck, Jaden, and Don's hunting expedition. Further, the trailer footage offers a blend of off-kilter comedy and heartfelt sincerity that should be familiar to fans of Hill, Carcieri, and McBride's previous HBO TV shows together, in particular. You can watch the trailer in the space above, then check out the Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter poster, below (courtesy of Collider).
Based on the trailer, Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter will be relatively gentler than Hill's previous TV shows and films (Observe & Report), when it comes to taking satirical jabs at modern working-class American culture. The film similarly comes off as far less crude and rude in its humor than Hill and McBride's previous collaborations together. If so, that might be disappointing news to the pair's fans who prefer their work when it's on the wilder and more unhinged side.
Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter is set to premiere on Netflix during the Fourth of July holiday frame. Two very different franchise movies will be opening in theaters during that same period of time, in the forms of the horror film prequel The First Purge and Marvel Studios' sequel Ant-Man & The Wasp. Suffice it to say, those movies probably won't be impacted much by filmgoers staying home to watch Brolin and company's antics in the woods, instead.
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter premieres Friday, July 6 on Netflix.