First Look at Nicolas Cage as Joe

Worldview Entertainment has released the first look of David Gordon Green’s (Prince Avalanche, All the Real Girls) gritty, southern drama Joe, starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan (Mud, The Tree of Life).

WestEnd Films is handling international sales and will be shopping the films to buyers at Berlinale EFM. Recently wrapping principal photography in Texas, Joe is written by Gary Hawkins based on the Larry Brown novel of the same title, and produced by Green, his long-time producer Lisa Muskat, and Worldview CEO Christopher Woodrow, alongside Derrick Tseng. The film is described as follows:

In the dirty unruly world of small-town Texas, ex-convict Joe Ransom (Cage) has tried to put his dark past behind him and to live a simple life. He works for a lumber company by day, drinks by night. But when 15-year-old Gary (Sheridan) – a kid trying to support his family – comes to town, desperate for work, Joe has found a way to atone for his sins – to finally be someone’s hero. As Joe tries to protect Gary, the pair will take the twisting road to redemption in the hope for a better life in this tough, hard-hitting but incredibly moving story.

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