There’s been quite a bit of buzz surrounding Swiss Army Man since the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival back in January. It’s no surprise, given that it’s a movie about a suicidal man and the farting corpse he befriends on a deserted island. On top of the movie’s outrageous premise, the film stars Little Miss Sunshine and Looper actor Paul Dano as the living half of the duo, and Harry Potter franchise star Daniel Radcliffe as the gas-filled corpse, so it was bound to generate some attention.
After getting picked up by studio A24 during the festival, Swiss Army Man now has its first, official trailer ahead of its June arrival in theaters — and it’s just as crazy as expected.
Directed by music video directors Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan — who helmed DJ Snake and Lil’ Jon’s Turn Down For What, and are collectively known as Daniels — Swiss Army Man casts Dano as Hank, a man who’s ready to give up after becoming stranded on an island far from home. Just as he’s about to end it all, he encounters a dead body that washes up on the beach, and his life changes form that point forward. Hank finds exactly the sort of friend he needed in the corpse (as played by Radcliffe), and the pair end up on a wild adventure that appears to be as surreal as it is morbid.
Along with Dano and Radcliffe, the film’s cast also includes 10 Cloverfield Lane actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, who plays the woman Hank left behind.
The film is the feature directorial debut for Daniels, who won a Best Director award at the Sundance festival for their work on the film.
Swiss Army Man is scheduled to hit theaters June 17, 2016. It’s unknown at this point how wide the film’s release will be.