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First Look: David Gordon Green's True-Grit Southern Drama 'Joe' with Nicolas Cage

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by Beth Hanna
February 7, 2013 12:49 PM
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Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan in "Joe"

Check out this new first image from David Gordon Green's Southern drama "Joe," starring Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan ("Mud"). It is based on the Larry Brown novel of the same title, following an ex-convict (Cage) who tries to be the protector of a 15-year-old newcomer (Sheridan) in his small Texas town.

Principal photography of the film recently wrapped, and it is being shopped at the Berlinale film market.

Green, who has favored big studio comedies over the past few years ("Pineapple Express," "Your Highness"), returned to his indie roots at this year's Sundance Film Festival, premiering two-hander "Prince Avalanche," starring Paul Rudd and Emil Hirsch, to positive reviews.

Here's the "Joe" 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.

2 Comments

  • Elbert Hill Jr. | February 2, 2014 10:47 AMReply

    Hello:It is some what difficult to contact the IMDb department that handle's;the listing of cast and crew members of various movie's presented on it's website.I have been trying since November 2013 to contact someone;who could assist me in placing my name on the list of cast members for the movie Joe:directed by David Gordon Green and starring Nickolas Cage.I believe that a possible mistake was made:due to the fact that my son Elbert Evan Hill III was also in the same movie.My son received his cridits and profile;but I did not on the IMDb's website.I am requesting that the over sight be corrected.I played the *Wino*in the movie Joe and my son played the role of Shorty;both principal roles.It would be a considerable amount of relief career wise;if the over sight was corrected.
    Thank You:Elbert Hill Jr.

  • Elbert Hill Jr. | March 1, 2013 9:15 PMReply

    I WOULD LIKE TO IMFORM THE WEB-SITE THAT;I WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE MAIN CAST OF THE MOVIE JOE.I PLAYED THE WINO IN THE MOVIE AND WOULD LIKE TO PLACED ON THE CAST LIST ALSO FOR PUBLIC VIEWING.[CHECK THE MAIN CAST LIST]

    NAME:ELBERT HILL JR.

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