‘Drive-Away Dolls’: Ethan Coen’s Road Comedy Opens This September; Adds Matt Damon & Pedro Pascal

The reports of Ethan Coen’s retirement were greatly exaggerated, but he’s definitely not working with his brother Joel. At least not for the time being, breaking up the legendary Coen Bros duo. We’ve known for a while about Ethan’s first solo feature (not counting his recent Jerry Lee Lewis doc) for a while, but the only details were that it was a lesbian road trip movie starring Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan. Well, now not only does the film have a title,¬†Drive-Away Dolls, but a release date, new plot details, and additions to the A-list cast.

Focus Features has announced the already-completed Drive-Away Dolls will hit theaters on September 22nd. Not only that, but the full cast has been revealed to include Beanie Feldstein, Pedro Pascal, Matt Damon, Colman Domingo, and Bill Camp.


Here’s the official synopsis, as well: Written by Ethan Coen and Tricia Cooke, this comedy caper follows Jamie, an uninhibited free spirit bemoaning yet another breakup with a girlfriend, and her demure friend Marian who desperately needs to loosen up. In search of a fresh start, the two embark on an impromptu road trip to Tallahassee, but things quickly go awry when they cross paths with a group of inept criminals along the way. Directed by Ethan Coen

Coen will direct from a script he co-wrote with his wife, Tricia Cooke. Both are also aboard as producers.

Imagine Damon, Pascal, Domingo, and Camp as Coen-style bumbling crooks, with Viswanathan and Qualley cracking jokes the entire time. Sounds absolutely amazing, doesn’t it?