The Beach Bum Trailer Gives Tips on the High Life

Life is a rodeo for Matthew McConaughey as stoner rebel Moondog in new The Beach Bum trailer.

True Detective and Dallas Buyer’s Club star Matthew McConaughey tries to score acid at the grocery and hits the sands in the Beach Bum trailer. The upcoming stoner comedy was written, produced, and directed by American indie filmmaker Harmony Korine, who made Gummo, Julien Donkey-Boy, Mister Lonely, Trash Humpers, and Spring Breakers, which stars James Franco, Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens. 

“Life’s a fucking rodeo” for McConaughey as a lovable rebel named Moondog who lives life large. There is nothing wrong with that, in spite of Isla Fisher’s admonitions.

The Beach Bum will be a wild, audacious ride,” Korine said in a statement when the film first went into production. “And I can’t think of anyone better than Matthew McConaughey to play our hero Moondog, a rebellious charmer in this fast-paced, uplifting and irreverent comedy.”

The Beach Bum Trailer

The trailer makes Moondog look like he’s living life precisely the way the audience sees the actor behind his squinting eyes. And the smoke was apparently real on the set as McConaughey and Snoop Dogg are such dedicated method men. The Beach Bum also stars Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Jimmy Buffett, Jonah Hill, and Martin Lawrence.

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You can watch the trailer here:

The Beach Bum is produced by Anonymous Content’s Steve Golin, Iconoclast’s Charles-Marie Anthonioz, Mourad Belkeddar, Nicolas Lhermitte and LeGrisbi Productions’ John Lesher.

“In The Beach Bum, Harmony has crafted the perfect movie for our dark and serious time – a refreshingly original, irreverent, and hilarious stoner comedy that only he could create,” Lesher said in a statement.

“Exhilarating and outrageous, Matthew McConaughey’s Moondog character is pure charisma – a force of nature and an uncompromising maverick with a lust for life and everything it throws at him,” Thorsten Schumacher, CEO and founder of Rocket Science, said in a statement.

McConaughey also put in appearances in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar and Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street.

Here’s the poster for the film…

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The Beach Bum Release Date

The Beach Bum is scheduled to hit theaters on March 22, 2019.

Culture Editor Tony Sokol cut his teeth on the wire services and also wrote and produced New York City’s Vampyr Theatre and the rock opera AssassiNation: We Killed JFK. Read more of his work here or find him on Twitter @tsokol.