NOLA Circus, a French-produced dark comedy about a rivalry between two New Orleans barbershops, dropped its U.S. release date and new trailer this week. The film is a Romeo and Juliet-type tale set near the Mississippi, shot in New Orleans from May to June 2014.
It tells the story of hairdresser Will, a vocal activist against racial prejudices who is having an affair with an aspiring actress (aptly named Nola). Will's enemy is Marvin, a fellow barbershop owner from across the street. Cue shoot-outs, kidnappings, drug deals, romance, and more in this surrealist comedy set on the streets of New Orleans.
French director Luc Annest released the film in his native country last year to positive reviews, then entering NOLA Circus into the festival circuit where it appeared at the Paris PAMA Film Festival, Los Angeles Comedy Festival, Harlem Film Festival, among others.
The cast includes Martin Bradford, Vas Blackwood, Jessica Morali, Reginal Varice, and Dave Davis. The trailer features some lively funk beats, and the poster has a special shout-out to Erykah Badu — so it's safe to expect a killer soundtrack.
NOLA Circus will be released in theaters on April 21st, and VOD on April 25th.
Check out the trailer below: