Yep, Green and Cage are combining forces for "Joe," and once again, and as you might tell from the first official image, it's a massive gear change for the director. “I’m almost finished with this new movie, ‘Joe,’ we’re almost done with it,” the director told us in Park City. “It’s Nicolas Cage in a movie that’s not like anything Nicolas Cage has done before. It’s dark as fuck. It’s a slow-burn, dark, heavy movie. Very grim.” So what's it about? Here's the official 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 (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.
The film is in post-production and will be at the European Film Market looking for buyers. Check out the full image below.