David Gordon Green
‘s upcoming southern thriller Joe
is still without an official release date, but who cares – we finally have some images to share and we definitely recommend you to take a look at this hard-hitting
but incredibly moving story. The movie stars Nicolas Cage
as an ex-con (and the unlikeliest of role models), who tries to be the protector of a 15-year-old boy in his small Texas town. Head inside to check him out!
Green directed the whole thing from a script written by Gary Hawkins
, but the movie is actually an adaptation of Larry Brown
‘s novel of the same name, which follows the above mentioned ex-con named Joe Ransom who meets a young boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin.
Or, as director Green previously explained:
…it’s kind of a modern day Western aesthetic set against kind of a natural backdrop. It becomes a beautiful father-son story that becomes basically the foreman for this young kid. So it’s a really great, emotional, often very dark and violent story.
Hope we’ll soon have a trailer or clip to share, but until that arrives – make sure you click
on all these images to enlarge, and read the official synopsis:
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…
Let us also mention that, beside Cage, the rest of Joe
cast includes Tye Sheridan
as Gary, Heather Kafka
, Ronnie Gene Blevins
and Sue Rock
We’ll keep an eye on Joe
, make sure you stay tuned for more updates!
Joe Photo Slideshow