Check out Nicolas Cage‘s beard and Tye Sheridan‘s gun in the first official image from David Gordon Green‘s upcoming movie Joe, ’cause – let’s face it – that’s all you’re going to see in the rest of this report. The good thing is that we finally have the full synopsis for the southern thriller which is actually an adaptation of Larry Brown‘s novel of the same name.
So, David Gordon Green directs the movie from a script written by Gary Hawkins which follows an ex-con who becomes the role model to 15 year old boy, the oldest child of a homeless family ruled by a drunk, worthless father.
As for the above mentioned cast – it’s not hard to guess that Nicolas Cage stars as that ex-con named Joe, while Tye Sheridan plays that kid named Gary.
Or, if you prefer the official synopsis:
In the dirty unruly world of small-town Texas, ex-convict Joe Ransom has tried to put his dark past behind him and to live a simple life. He works for a lumber company by day, drinks by night. But when 15-year-old Gary – a kid trying to support his family – comes to town, desperate for work, Joe has found a way to atone for his sins – to finally be someone’s hero. As Joe tries to protect Gary, the pair will take the twisting road to redemption in the hope for a better life in this tough, hard-hitting but incredibly moving story.
The rest of the cast also includes Ronnie Gene Blevins, Sue Rock, Trevante Rhodes and Heather Kafka.
Click on the image below to take a better look at Cage and Sheridan, let us know what you think, and as usual – stay tuned for more!