A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel. Directed by David Gordon Green ("Prince Avalanche", "Pineapple Express") the film brings Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage back to his indie roots in the title role as the hard-living, hot-tempered, ex-con Joe Ransom, as he meets a hard-luck kid,(Tye Sheridan) ("Mud", "Tree of Life") who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector. Joe and Gary forge an unlikely bond. When Gary finds himself facing a a great threat, he turns to Joe and sets off a chain of events that play out with the brutal inevitability of tragedy and the beauty of a last stab at salvation.
Director: David Gordon Green
Producer: Christopher Woodrow, Lisa Muskat, Derrick Tseng
Screenwriter: Larry Brown, Gary Hawkins
Cinematographer: Tim Orr
Editor: Colin Patton
Production Designer: Chris L. Spellman
Music: David Wango
Principal Cast: Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan
David Gordon Green won Best First Film Award from the New York Film Critics Circle with his directorial film, GEORGE WASHINGTON. Since his debut, other credits include:ALL THE REAL GIRLS,PINEAPPLE EXPRESS and the HBO's “Eastbound and Down.” His recent film PRINCE AVALANCHE received the award for Best Director at the 2013 Berlin Film Festival.
Distributor: Roadside Attractions