First Trailer for ‘Don Verdean’ Comedy, Starring Sam Rockwell

Sam Rockwell-Starring Comedy

Lionsgate has released the first official trailer for Don Verdean, the religious comedy starring Sam Rockwell. The new film comes to us from Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess, also featuring Amy Ryan, Jemaine Clement, Danny McBride, and Will Forte. Good cast.

The comedy of faith and fraud is a story about a Biblical archeologist (Rockwell) who gets in way over his head when he finds himself caught in a feud between two rival congregations (McBride and Forte).

Don Verdean film opens in limited theaters on December 11th. Watch the new trailer after the jump.

It’s not a terrible movie, but it’s stopped short by some flat gags. The lackluster poster about sums it up.

Sam Rockwell-Starring Comedy

Don Verdean is a man of faith who has devoted his life to biblical archaeology, scouring the globe in search of artifacts that back up the teachings of Jesus Christ. Now, traveling from town to town, he and his devoted assistant, Carol, spread the gospel by peddling books and DVDs out of his shabby RV, while his Holy Land contacts, Boaz and Shem, do the digging from afar. When evangelical preacher Tony Lazarus offers to bankroll Don’s modest roadside operation, the escalating pressure to find increasingly significant relics leads Don and his team down a less-than-righteous path. With more than just the word of God on the line, Don finds himself in the midst of a spiteful feud between two opposing congregations, leaving him to question what is truly important in life.