August 1, 2014
Studio: Wellgo USA Entertainment
Director: James Franco
MPAA Rating: R (for disturbing aberrant sexual content, nudity, language and some violence)
Screenwriters: James Franco, Vince Jolivette
Starring: James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack, Scott Haze
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker James Franco, and based on the chilling novel by Cormac McCarthy, "Child of God" tells the provocative story of Lester Ballad (Scott Haze), a dispossessed, violent man, attempting to exist outside the social order. Consecutively deprived of parents and housing and driven by famished loneliness, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. Set in a small town in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee in the 1960s, "Child of God" is structured in three segments with each segment describing Ballad's ever-growing isolation of from society and social mores.