JOE trailer – David Gordon Green directs Nicolas Cage & MUD’s Tye Sheridan in an indie drama

JOE trailer – David Gordon Green directs Nicolas Cage & MUD’s Tye Sheridan in an indie drama

Let’s face it, the quality of Nicolas Cage’s movies as of late hasn’t exactly been stellar, but the man can still do well when given the right material. Enter JOE, the new film from director David Gordon Green. It’s a gritty crime drama featuring Cage as an ex-con who becomes a protective force for a young boy played by MUD star Tye Sheridan. There’s no doubt some comparisons to MUD will be made here, but the trailer below gives me hope this could be worth a look. Based on the novel by Larry Brown, and adapted by Gary Hawkins, JOE also stars Ronnie Gene Blevins. Take a look at the trailer and tell us your thoughts in the comments. Here’s a French poster for the film, no American poster has been released yet.


In the dirty unruly world of small-town Texas, ex-convict Joe Ransom (Cage) 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 (Sheridan) – 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.

JOE opens April 11, 2014

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