Harmony Korine fans have been waiting six years for the indie provocateur to return to filmmaking, and now the hiatus is finally over. Neon has debuted the teaser trailer to Korine’s upcoming “The Beach Bum,” which finds him turning Matthew McConaughey’s surfer image on its gonzo head.
“The Beach Bum” stars McConaughey as Moondog, a rebellious poet living in Miami who marches to the beat of his own drum. The trailer below makes it clear that Moondog is destined to be another fan favorite Korine creation, possibly on par with James Franco’s Alien from “Spring Breakers.” The director has re-teamed with his “Spring Breakers” cinematographer Benoît Debie and the two look to deliver more neon-soaked, drug-infused misadventures.
Starring opposite McConaughey is one of Korine’s most accessible ensemble casts yet, including Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Martin Lawrence, and Snoop Dogg. The film has already made headlines for McConaughey’s stories of smoking real weed on set with Snoop Dogg, who would trade out the prop marijuana for the real thing without the actor’s knowledge.
Neon is set to release “The Beach Bum” in theaters spring 2019. Watch the first trailer below.