Get a First Look at Nic Cage as an Ex-Con in 'Joe'
David Gordon Green might be the director of Pineapple Express, Your Highness, and The Sitter, but by all accounts his latest is quite the drama. Joe follows Joe Ransom, an ex-con who forges an unlikely friendship with a troubled teen in a small Texas town. Check out an image from the film below.
To be honest, I'm not sure what I like more: the fact that Nic Cage is rocking a righteous beard, or that he's playing an ex-con named friggin' Joe Ransom. Joe will be hitting the festival circuit in a few weeks, after which we'll hopefully be seeing it stateside.
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.