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We saw an international trailer for David Gordon Green's JOE last month. Now, a domestic trailer has been released, focusing on different footage that really highlights Cage's performance in the titular role. Joe is clearly a troubled character, and Cage maintains a fantastic restrained, deliberate delivery with his dialogue, giving him a quiet, but almost unstable intensity.
It's a performance that has been widely praised, and one that I am really looking forward to seeing. And it's the kind of role that Cage really hasn't been going after lately, so it will be really interesting to see just what he does with it. The film co-stars Tye Sheridan, who gave a terrific performance opposite Matthew McConaughey in last year's MUD.
Here's the official synopsis:
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, JOE 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, (MUD’s Tye Sheridan) who awakens in him a fierce and tender-hearted protector. With a screenplay by Gary Hawkins, JOE is based on the novel by the late Larry Brown (Big Bad Love, Facing the Moon), the former Mississippi firefighter renowned for his powerful, gothic storytelling and universal themes of honor, desperation and moral rectitude.
JOE is set for release in theaters and on VOD on April 11th.