Emily Rome
July 10, 2012 AT 12:00 PM EDT

If you ever wanted to see how well Joaquin Phoenix’s I’m Still Here look suits David Duchovny, here’s your chance. He’s not mumbling incoherencies on David Letterman’s late night show, but he is bleating plenty as Goat Man in the new trailer for upcoming movie Goats.

Duchovny’s character is just one member of 15-year-old Ellis’ (Graham Phillips) eccentric household, along with his New Age-hippie mother (Vera Farmiga) and her hustler boyfriend (Justin Kirk). Also rounding out the cast are Modern Family star Ty Burrell as Ellis’ father and Keri Russell as his new stepmom.

Watch the trailer below to hear Farmiga scream and see Duchovny have a Mr. Weasley moment à la Goblet of Fire.


Goats, based on the 2000 novel by Mark Poirier, hits theaters August 10. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

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