Jared Hess introduced the world to “Napoleon Dynamite” over a decade ago. Now he returns with “Don Verdean,” his first film in six years. Sticking with Hess’s tradition of absurd and offbeat comedy, this film features his most star-studded cast to date.
Sam Rockwell stars as Don Verdean, a biblical archaeologist in search of hidden treasures in the Holy Land. Failing to find the artifacts an American pastor hired him to find, the two are forced to cover up a hoax that’s gaining more attention than they can handle. The film also stars Amy Ryan, Danny McBride and Will Forte.
Lionsgate Premiere will release “Don Verdean” in theaters and on demand December 11. Watch the trailer above.