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Brian and Charles by Jim Archer.
Brian and Charles by Jim Archer.

Focus Features debuted the official trailer for Brian and Charles, the buddy comedy starring David Earl, Chris Hayward, Louise Brealey, James Michie and Nina Sosanya, that premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.

Directed by Jim Archer, the film opens in select US theaters exclusively starting on June 17th, 2022 this summer.

Brian’s best invention… is also his best friend.

Brian and Charles follows Brian, a lonely inventor in rural Wales, who spends his days building quirky, unconventional contraptions that seldom work. Undeterred by his lack of success, Brian attempts his biggest project yet. Three days, a washing machine, and various spare parts later, he’s invented Charles, an artificially intelligent robot who learns English from a dictionary and has an obsession with cabbages. What follows is a humorous and entirely heartwarming story about loneliness, friendship, family, finding love, and letting go.

Brian and Charles is directed by British filmmaker Jim Archer, making his feature directorial debut after making a number of short films and TV gigs previously. The screenplay is written by David Earl and Chris Hayward. Adapted directly from their own 2017 short film previously.

Watch the official trailer for Brian and Charles.

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