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Watch: Huckleberry Finn And Tom Sawyer Get Reinvented In Trailer For Crime Caper ‘Band Of Robbers’

Watch: Huckleberry Finn And Tom Sawyer Get Reinvented In Trailer For Crime Caper 'Band Of Robbers'

Reinvention isn’t just the name of the game at the major studios, as it seems indie filmmakers are taking a page from the reboot book. Brothers Adam and Aaron Nee have decided to riff on Mark Twain in their upcoming “Band Of Robbers,” which turns the tales of Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer on their head, to some good results.

READ MORE: Review: ‘Band Of Robbers’ Is A Wonderfully Absurd Crime Comedy With A Wicked Streak

Kyle Gallner, Adam Nee, Matthew Gray Gubler, Hannibal Buress, Eric Christian Olsen, Stephen Lang, and Melissa Benoist make up the impressive ensemble in the movie which follows Huck, recently sprung from prison, who is recruited by Tom and his ramshackle gang to track down a treasure, kicking off a goofy adventure. It’s a movie that won us over at the L.A. Film Festival, with our critic calling it “an absurdist crime comedy with a wicked streak.”
 
“Band Of Robbers” opens in limited release and VOD on January 15, 2016.

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