The trailer has been released for John Maringouin‘s upcoming dark comedy Ghostbox Cowboy, starring David Zellner (co-director of Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter and Damsel) as an ambitious Westerner trying to make his millions in the booming Chinese city of Shenzhen. The film also stars Robert Longstreet, Specialist, Vincent Xie, Carrie Gege Zhang, and J.R. Cazet.
Ghostbox Cowboy will be opening in Los Angeles November 30, New York on December 14, and on VOD platforms December 11.
John Maringouin’s brilliant, darkly comedic morality tale examines a wildly ambitious Westerner who tries to get in on China’s tech boom and finds that he may not be up to the task. Texan Jimmy Van Horn (David Zellner) is a cowboy huckster who arrives in the booming city of Shenzhen with a couple of bitcoins and huge ambitions of parlaying them into economic success. Lucky for Jimmy, he’s got a friend holding open the back door to this “accidental Shangri-La” — Bob Grainger (Robert Longstreet) – who’s gotten new teeth, a blonde wig and looks twenty years younger. He promises to do the same for Jimmy in 6 weeks. Maringouin (BIG RIVER MAN) develops a startling visual language in this excitingly fresh, complex perspective on China’s economic growth – and the gold rush mentality it inspires.