This Friday sees the limited release of director David Gordon Green’s Joe, a big screen adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel, which features Nicolas Cage as the title character: a Southern ex-con who makes a living leading a team of manual laborers. When 15-year-old Gary (Tye Sheridan) asks for a job, he and Joe begin to form a close connection and we, as an audience, get an insight into Joe’s unique (but strict) moral code.
ComingSoon.net sat down with Cage to discuss his approach to both the specific character of Joe Ransom and his often big-as-life approach to characters overall. He also discusses Joe as a western and goes into detail about one particular scene in which he handled a live — and deadly poisonous — cottonmouth snake.
Check out the video interview in the player below and catch Joe in theaters April 11.