It's been a long time since I've seen a Nicolas Cage movie that I've actually liked. This is the trailer for a movie called Joe, which he made with director David Gordon Green, and it actually looks like a good, intense movie. I don't get excited about Cage movies, but this is an exception, I want to see this one. It comes from the director who brought us Pineapple Express, Your Highness, The Sitter and Prince Avalanche. Then there's Cage, who seems to give a pretty solid performance.
The movie is based on the Larry Brown novel of the same name, and here's the synopsis,
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 (Tye 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.
There's no release date for the film yet. We got the heads up on the trailer from The Playlist, who had this to say about the movie,
"While the film flirts with a number of genres genres—melodrama, comedy, coming-of-age—it ultimately lands closest to being Green’s first western by the time it reaches its conclusion."
Sounds good to me.