We at Collider are happy to exclusively debut the first trailer for filmmaker Jody Hill’s (Observe and Report) new film The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter. The comedy stars Josh Brolin as a celebrity hunter who brings his estranged son (Montana Jordan) and trusted cameraman (Danny McBride) on a hunting and bonding weekend that will form the bones of a new special he’s producing. But as mishaps and hard truths ensue, the film morphs into a heartfelt father-son story while maintaining the particular sense of humor that’s made Hill’s previous work so successful.
Hill co-wrote the screenplay with McBride and John Carcieri, his partners on the excellent HBO shows Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, and Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter is a great showcase for the trio’s talents to balance hilarious comedy with the genuinely heartfelt drama of a father-son story.
Check out the Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter trailer below. The film also stars Carrie Coon and Scoot McNairy and premieres on Netflix on July 6th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter:
Buck Ferguson (Josh Brolin), famous for hunting whitetail deer, plans a special episode of his hunting show around a bonding weekend with his estranged son, Jaden (Montana Jordan). With trusted – but hapless – cameraman and friend Don (Danny McBride) in tow, Buck sets out for what soon becomes an unexpectedly epic adventure of father-son reconnection in the great outdoors.