WHO’S IN IT?
Nicolas Cage (Leaving Las Vegas), Tye Sheridan (Mud), Gary Poulter (film debut), Heather Kafka (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Ronnie Gene Blevins (The Dark Knight Rises), Sue Rock (Texas Chainsaw 3D), Adriene Mishler (Good Night), Dana Freitag (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
David Gordon Green (Pineapple Express), director, producer; Gary Hawkins (The Rough South of Larry Brown), writer; Lisa Muskat (Compliance), Derrick Tseng (Palindromes) and Christopher Woodrow (Devil’s Knot), producers; Jeff McIlwain (The Sitter) and David Wingo (Mud), composers; Tim Orr (Your Highness), cinematographer; Colin Patton (Prince Avalanche), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Joe (Cage), an ex-con and therefore the unlikeliest of role models, meets a fifteen-year-old boy named Gary (Sheridan) who is facing severe abuse from his father Wade (Poulter). Joe must now choose a path of either redemption or ruin if he is to protect Gary from any further harm…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Joe is a powerful return to form for not just star Nicolas Cage – whose films credits for a while have been,well, interesting to say the least – but also director David Gordon Green, who returns from mainstream comedies like Pineapple Express and settles back into his indie roots.