“Sword of Trust,” a new independent film starring standup comic and “WTF Podcast” host Marc Maron, filmed in Alabama last summer and finally has a trailer.
Directed by Lynn Shelton (“Humpday,” “Your Sister’s Sister”), the film follows two women who show up to collect one’s inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she’s received is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War.
Maron recently described the story this way: “There’s a guy, a transplant to Birmingham, Alabama. He owns a pawn shop for different reasons. He’s sort of a cynical but fairly honest guy. A couple of women come in with…an artifact that they make claims about that could really change the way that we see U.S. history.”
Prior to making the film, Shelton went on a writing retreat in Kentucky, and the movie soon took on a southern setting and theme. The director, who co-wrote the film with former “Saturday Night Live” performer and filmmaker Mike O’Brien, documented the shoot in Birmimgham via several Instagram posts, which you can see below.
It stars Marc Maron, Jon Bass, Michaela Watkins and Jillian Bell. Maron and Shelton previously worked together on the Netflix show “Glow.”
The film was shot in Birmingham and Argo in just 12 days.
In May 2018, while filming the film in Birmingham, Maron took a side trip to Montgomery to visit the National Memorial for Justice and Peace, which he discussed on his podcast.
“Sword of Trust” opens in theaters July 12. Watch the trailer below: