Last year, the Scottish film Get Duked! premiered at the SXSW Festival to much acclaim and even picked up the Audience Award. Naturally, things were much different back in 2019 (although most of the films that were slated for this year’s festival have begun making the rounds for distribution). Today, Amazon Studios released the trailer for the film, which stars comedian Eddie Izzard. Check out the official synopsis for the film below.
“Dean, Duncan and DJ Beatroot are teenage pals from Glasgow who embark on the character-building camping trip — based on a real-life program — known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, where foraging, teamwork and orienteering are the order of the day. Eager to cut loose and smoke weed in the Scottish Highlands, the trio finds themselves paired with straight-laced Ian, a fellow camper determined to play by the rules. After veering off-path into remote farmland that’s worlds away from their urban comfort zone, the boys find themselves hunted down by a shadowy force hell-bent on extinguishing their futures.”
Rounding out the cast for the film, which is directed by Ninian Doff, is Samuel Bottomley, Rian Gordon, Lewis Gribben, Viraj Juneja, Kate Dickie, Kevin Guthrie, Jonathan Aris, Georgia Glen, Alice Lowe, Brian Pettifer, and James Cosmo. The movie itself looks like a hybrid of a Scottish stoner comedy that gets blended with a bizarre thriller. And hey, that’s something that definitely is appealing to us!
Get Duked! premieres on Amazon Prime on August 28th.