The trailer for “Raymond & Ray”, soon to be released on Apple TV+, promises a turbulent mix of character comedy and road movie. Especially the top-class cast of the title role duo really whets the appetite for the film in the preview. See for yourself:
Raymond & Ray” tells the story of two half-brothers: As children, Raymond (Ewan McGregor) and Ray (Ethan Hawke) were still very close, spent almost every day together and were considered inseparable. But now, as adults, the two men haven’t spoken a word to each other in years.
Raymond has a series of failed marriages behind him, while the unsuccessful musician Ray has given in to various addictions. Actually, they are united by only one thing: their hatred for their common father (Tom Bower). When he dies, Raymond asks Ray to accompany him to the funeral. Out of a sense of duty, and also a little curiosity, he agrees and the duo sets off.
During an eventful road trip, many old wounds are reopened, but some others are spontaneously healed. Despite constant teasing, both men eventually see this trip as a chance to reconcile with each other and perhaps even with their dead father. But then a real surprise awaits the two at their old man’s grave: a third brother …
In September 2022, “Raymond & Ray” celebrated its world premiere at the renowned Toronto International Film Festival. On 21 October 2022, the comedy-drama will then launch worldwide and exclusively on the Apple TV+ streaming service.
BeFORE AND BEHIND THE CAMERA AT “RAYMOND & RAY” ON APPLETV+
The production and screenplay for “Raymond & Ray” come from director Rodrigo García (“Four Good Days”, “Albert Nobbs”). The Colombian once gained his first experience in the USA while working on various episodes of the excellent TV series “Six Feet Under”. García’s good friend Alfonso Cuarón, the creative mastermind behind screen triumphs such as “Gravity”, “Roma” and “Children Of Men”, produced the film.
The two title roles are played by Ewan McGregor (“Trainspotting”, “Obi-Wan Kenobi: Return of the Jedi”) and “The Black Phone” and “Training Day” star Ethan Hawke. Alongside them are Maribel Verdú (“Pan’s Labyrinth”), Sophie Okonedo (“The Wheel of Time”), “Chicago Hope” veteran Vondie Curtis-Hall and Todd Louiso from “High Fidelity”.
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