James Franco has a pretty awesome career acting, directing, teaching, and just being a pretty rad guy. He's got an incredibly intense looking new film coming out that he directed called Child of God, which is based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. The movie looks really freakin' good, and it looks like it's going to keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
The story follows a man named Lester Ballard, "a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as 'a child of God much like yourself perhaps.' Ballard’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.”
The film also stars Jim Parrack, Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze, Jeremy Ambler, Fallon Goodson, Vince Jolivette, Brian Lally, Nina Ljeti, Terrance Huff, Elena McGhee, and Nathan Mohebbi.
There's no release date set for the movie yet, but it sure looks like it's going to be worth watching. It's going to be one crazy violent thriller.