Drafthouse Films announced last week that festival oddity “Men & Chicken” would be released in U.S. theaters next month, and now moviegoers can get a peek at the dark comedy thanks to a brand new trailer from UK distributor Arrow Films. Mikkelsen, best known to U.S. audiences as the eponymous Hannibal Lecter on NBC’s acclaimed “Hannibal,” looks to be in rare form here, abandoning his knack for villainous characters to instead play a socially-challenged man with a straight-shooter personality.
The film’s official synopsis reads: “‘Men & Chicken’ is a darkly hilarious slapstick comedy about a pair of socially-challenged siblings who discover they are adopted half-brothers in their late father’s videotaped will. Their journey in search of their true father takes them to the small, insular Danish island of Ork, where they stumble upon three additional half-brothers — each also sporting hereditary harelips and lunatic tendencies — living in a dilapidated mansion overrun by barn animals.”
“Men & Chicken” will open in Los Angeles and New York on April 22, followed by a traditional roll out in over 30 major markets. The film will hit UK theaters over the summer. Watch the trailer above.