Amazon MGM Studios Acquires Action Comedy ‘Brothers’ Starring Josh Brolin & Peter Dinklage

Amazon MGM Studios has acquired worldwide rights to the action comedy Brothers from Legendary Pictures, Deadline has confirmed. Directed by Palm Springs‘ Max Barbakow and starring Josh Brolin and Peter Dinklage, the film will open in select theaters starting October 11, becoming available to stream on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide on October 17.

Written by Macon Blair, from a story by Etan Cohen, Brothers tells the story of a reformed criminal (Brolin) whose attempt at going straight is derailed when he reunites with his sanity-testing twin brother (Dinklage) on a road trip for the score of a lifetime. Dodging bullets, the law, and an overbearing mother along the way, they must heal their severed family bond before they end up killing each other.

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Pic’s cast also includes Brendan Fraser, Glenn Close, Taylour Paige, the late M. Emmet Walsh, and Jennifer Landon. Andrew Lazar produced for Mad Chance, alongside Brolin via JB Productions, and Dinklage and David Ginsberg via Estuary Films. Trish Stanard served as executive producer.

Currently in theaters with the documentary The Blue Angels produced by J.J. Abrams, Amazon MGM also recently released Luca Guadagnino’s acclaimed tennis-world romantic drama Challengers starring Zendaya. Going straight to streaming with Michael Showalter’s The Idea of You, the company saw that film garner its biggest ever debut for a rom-com, with nearly 50 million viewers globally in its first two weeks on Prime Video.

The Hollywood Reporter was first to the news of the Brothers acquisition.

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