Dig into this clip from Don Verdean, a comedy that premieres January 28 at the Sundance Film Festival and was picked up by Lionsgate last week.
The film marks a return to Sundance by Jared Hess, a decade after he hit an unlikely critical and box office home run there with Napoleon Dynamite. Hess directed and co-wrote Don Verdean with Jerusha Hess. It stars Sam Rockwell, Amy Ryan, Leslie Bibb, Will Forte and Danny McBride.
Rockwell plays a biblical archaeologist propositioned by a church that wants to finance his digs in exchange for creating a museum of sacred relics. When his work doesn’t turn out, the resulting cover-up leads to a comic conspiracy.