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‘Get Duked!’ Trailer: Ninian Doff’s SXSW Horror Comedy Pits Old School Versus New School

Get Duked!

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios has released the first trailer for Get Duked!, the debut feature from director Ninian Doff.

Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickie, Georgie Glen, James Cosmo, Samuel Bottomley, Viraj Juneja, Rian Gordon and Lewis Gribben star in the horror comedy, set deep in the Scottish Highlands. It’s described as an anarchic cocktail of generational politics, hip-hop loving farmers, and hallucinogenic rabbit shites, that pits the youth of tomorrow against the status quo of yesterday.

Amazon acquired the film after its noteworthy festival run, starting with a world premiere as the 2019 opening Midnight Movie at SXSW under the title Boyz in the Wood.

“When I was writing, I couldn’t help but look at Brexit in the UK and Donald Trump in the U.S. and the environment on a global level,” Doff said. “Seeing people at the top, knowing they only care about themselves instead of thinking about who will inherit the planet – the idea with this movie was to dig into all of that and make something fun and entertaining that’s also thought-provoking, and politically aware. A year later, with the passing of John Singleton and the awareness of the BLM movement, using the tongue-in-cheek title Boyz in the Wood didn’t feel respectful. Get Duked! was always our working title, and we felt it was better to return to that.”

Produced by Tobey Maguire and Matthew Plouffe’s Material Pictures, the pic was originally scheduled to be released August 7 but now will be available to stream via Amazon on August 28.

Check out the trailer above.

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