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
Copyright Holder: N/A
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.