Joe

(2014)

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’ Interview with Nicolas Cage | EXCLUSIVE

‘Joe’ Interview with Nicolas Cage | EXCLUSIVE

Nicolas Cage explains how he chooses which roles to take on in an exclusive interview for Joe, director David Gordon Green's hit indie drama that debuts on Blu-ray and DVD June 17. Nicolas Cage obviously chose wisely with Joe, since the actor received some of the best reviews of his career for playing the title character, an ex-con who finds a path to redemption by helping a troubled 15-year-old boy, played by Tye Sheridan. Learn what qualities Nicolas Cage looks for in his projects in this exclusive interview you can't see anywhere else.

Nicolas Cage delivers an intensely powerful performance as Joe, an ex-con with a hair-trigger temper who is trying to stay out of trouble, making an honest yet meager life for himself, and the unlikeliest of role models. But when he meets a troubled 15-year old homeless boy (Tye Sheridan) in need of help from a violent and destitute father, Joe is faced with the heart-breaking choice of redemption or ruin.

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Nicolas Cage Charms Snakes in First ‘Joe’ Clip

Nicolas Cage Charms Snakes in First ‘Joe’ Clip

Ahead of Joe's U.S. premiere at the South By Southwest Film Festival this weekend, Roadside Attractions has released a new clip featuring a snake-handling Nicolas Cage. This adaptation of Larry Brown's novel centers on Joe Ransom (Nicolas Cage), an ex-con trying to stay out of trouble who meets a downtrodden young kid named Gary (Tye Sheridan). Check out this new footage where Joe explains to Gary how dangerous this snake really is.

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.

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‘Joe’ Trailer Starring Nicolas Cage

‘Joe’ Trailer Starring Nicolas Cage

A violent ex-con connects with a troubled young man in the first domestic trailer for the upcoming adaptation Joe, following the international trailer that debuted last month. Nicolas Cage stars as Joe Ransom, who shows a whole new side to his hardened persona when meeting a troubled young boy (Tye Sheridan). In addition, we also have the new poster for director David Gordon Green's adaptation of Larry Brown's novel, which hits theaters April 11.

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.

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‘Joe’ International Trailer Starring Nicolas Cage

‘Joe’ International Trailer Starring Nicolas Cage

Eclectic director David Gordon Green certainly likes to jump between genres, directing episodes of the wild HBO series Eastbound & Down while taking on high concept comedies like Your Highness and low down and dirty indie thrillers like Snow Angels. His next movie is the Southern fried drama Joe, which centers on an ex-convict (Nicolas Cage) looking to better his life by helping out a troubled 15 year-old who is new in town. Take a look as Joe attempts to atone for his sins in a new international trailer.

At this time, Joe does not have a release date.

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‘Joe’ Photo with Nicolas Cage

‘Joe’ Photo with Nicolas Cage

Worldview Entertainment has unveiled the first photo from their upcoming drama Joe, starring Nicolas Cage like you've never seen him before. The actor portrays the title character, an ex-con trying to get his life back on track in a small Texas town. He gets a chance to redeem himself by helping out a 15-year-old boy (Tye Sheridan) who is trying to support his family. Check out this first look photo featuring a rather menacing Nicolas Cage, then read the official synopsis for more details regarding director David Gordon Green's drama. Principal photography recently wrapped on this adaptation of Larry Brown's novel, written by Gary Hawkins. Worldview Entertainment is currently seeking buyers at the Berlin International Film Festival.

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.

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