ComingSoon.net has your exclusive first look at a new clip from director James Franco’s Child of God, opening in limited theaters on August 1 and on VOD October 28. Adapted from the novel by Cormac McCarthy by Franco and Vince Joliette, the drama stars Scott Haze, Franco, Tim Blake Nelson and Jim Parrack.
Plot Summary: 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 (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.