Everybody needs a best friend, but can any friendship last when you’re the last two human beings on Earth? In the new comedy Biosphere, Sterling K. Brown and Mark Duplass are best pals trapped in a biodome to protect them from the outside world during the apocalypse. It doesn’t go well, especially as supplies begin to dwindle.
As seen in the new trailer, Brown’s character Ray is a brilliant scientist and inventor of the biodome that saves his life, and that of his best pal, Billy, who is a salt-of-the-earth kinda dude.
The film is co-written by Duplass and director Mel Eslyn, who also produces as president of Duplass Brothers Productions. She has worked on numerous Duplass projects including The One I Love, Your Sister’s Sister, and Humpday.
Here’s the synopsis: In the not-too-distant future, Billy (Mark Duplass) and Ray (Sterling K. Brown) are lifelong best friends, brothers from another mother—they also happen to be the last two men on earth. Their survival is largely due to Ray, a brilliant scientist who designed the custom biosphere they call home, outfitting it with both creature comforts and the necessities to sustain life on a doomed planet. When the population of their fishpond—which supplies essential protein—begins waning, the men find themselves facing an ominous future. But life may yet find a way… Uproarious and tender in equal measure, this TIFF favorite and directorial debut from long-time Duplass producer Mel Eslyn explores the human capacity for change.
Biosphere opens in theaters and VOD on July 7th courtesy of IFC Films.