Stars Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan and Jemaine Clement take fans behind-the-scenes of their new comedy Don Verdean, which debuts on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD formats on March 1. This bizarre comedy comes from writer-director Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite), and hit theaters back in December, after debuting at last year's Sundance Film Festival. As you can see from the preview below, this certainly isn't your typical comedy, but Jared Hess has definitely assembled an all-star cast.
Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan and Jemaine Clement put a comedic spin on evangelical fraud in the wildly funny adventure, Don Verdean, arriving on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD (plus Digital) and Digital HD March 1 from Lionsgate. The "absurdly funny" (WNYN-TV) Sundance Film Festival favorite is currently available On Demand and features laugh-out-loud performances by Leslie Bibb, Primetime Emmy® nominee Will Forte and Danny McBride.
From the writers of Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre comes a comedy of biblical proportions. Hired by an ambitious small-town pastor to find sacred relics in the Holy Land, a self-proclaimed biblical archaeologist comes up short and his attempt to cover up his failure fuels a comic conspiracy. The Don Verdean home entertainment release includes two behind-the-scenes featurettes and audio commentary with director Jared Hess. The Don Verdean Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $19.99 and $19.98, respectively.
Jared Hess, who directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with his wife Jerusha Hess, also directed the comedy movie Masterminds, which was originally set for release this past August, before Relativity Media was forced to pull the release due to its bankruptcy proceedings. Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis and Zach Galifianakis lead an all-star cast in that comedy. The studio has now set a September 30 release date for Masterminds.
Don Verdean brings Jared Hess back to his beloved indie roots, 11 years after his directorial debut, Napoleon Dynamite, became a box office sensation. The indie comedy, which cost just $400,000 to produce, earned $45 million during the summer of 2004. However, Don Verdean didn't fare quite as well as Napoleon Dynamite, earning $31,309 from just two weeks in theaters in a limited release. Take a look at our exclusive preview below, and stay tuned for more on Don Verdean.