The week, the first trailer was released for the film adaptation of The Sisters Brotherswhich is based on the acclaimed novel by Portland based author Patrick deWitt. John C. Riley and Joaquin Phoenix play the eponymous outlaw duo.

Published in 2011, deWitt's second novel won multiple awards in his native Canada and was shortlisted for the UK's prestigious Man Booker Prize. (Set during the Gold Rush, The Sisters Brothers follows Oregon outlaws Eli and Charlie Sisters on a mission to kill a man who stole from their boss.

The screen adaptation will be the first English language film by Jacques Audiard, whose last crime movie, Dheepanwon the Palme d'Or at Cannes. In the trailer, there's gunslinging mayhem, wide shots of horseback rides through arid western scenery and deadpan humor about robberies and fist fights.

Along with Riley and Phoenix, the film stars Rutger Hauer as the Sisters Brothers' boss and Jake Gyllenhaal as a double-crossing prospector.

The Sisters Brothers comes on the heels of Wild Wild Country and  Lean on Petebased on the book by Portland author Willy Vlautin, as well as the soon to be released Leave No Trace, about a man and his daughter who lived in Forest Park for four years. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far On FootGus Van Sant's movie about Portland cartoonist John Callahan, will be released next month. In a strange coincidence, Don't Worry also stars Phoenix as Callahan.