4/11/14, 1h 57 mins
David Gordon Green
Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan
Lisa MUskat, David Gordon Green, Christopher Woodrow and Derrick Tseng
Molly Conners, Maria Cestone, Sarah Johnson Redlich, Hoyt David Morgan, Brad Coolidge, Melissa Coolidge, Todd Labarowski, Danny McBride and Jody Hill
A gripping mix of friendship, violence and redemption erupts in the contemporary South in this adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel, celebrated at once for its grit and its deeply moving core. Directed by David Gordon Green (ALL THE REAL GIRLS, UNDERTOW, PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, PRINCE AVALANCHE), the film brings Academy Award® winner Nicolas Cage back to his indie roots in the title role as the hard-living, hot-tempered, ex-con Joe Ransom, who is just trying to dodge his instincts for trouble – until he meets a hard-luck kid (Tye Sheridan, TREE OF LIFE, MUD) who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector.