T2, Theater 2
*The Ladykillers*. 2004. USA. Written and directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

The Ladykillers. 2004. USA. Written and directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen. Based on the screenplay by William Rose. With Tom Hanks, Marlon Wayans, Irma P. Hall. 35mm. 104 min.

In this update of the 1955 British comedy, Tom Hanks takes on the Alec Guinness role of Goldthwait Higginson Dorr, a self-proclaimed professor of classical languages who dresses like Colonel Sanders. Dorr rents a room in a boarding house, telling the landlady that he leads a classical musical ensemble in need of rehearsal space and privacy. Actually, Dorr and his team are digging a tunnel under the house in order to rob the Bandit Queen casino!

This film accompanies Modern Matinees: The Coen Brothers.