The James Franco-directed adaptation of the novel by Cormac McCarthy (No Country For Old Men, The Road) stars Scott Haze as Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man living in a small Tennessee town in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1960s. Deprived of parents and housing and filled with loneliness and despair, Ballard falls deeper into crime and degradation. Franco also stars in, co-wrote and produced the pic. Well Go USA Entertainment releases Child Of God on August 1. Check out the latest trailer:
EXCLUSIVE: Well Go USA has acquired North American rights to Child Of God, the James Franco-directed adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy novel. The film will be released in 10 cities August 1, and a VOD/DVD rollout will follow October 28. Franco wrote the script with Vince Jolivette. Jolivette, Franco’s Rabbit Bandini partner, produced with Caroline Aragorn.
Scott Haze stars as Lester Ballad, a dispossessed, violent man who tries to exist outside of the social order. Deprived of parents and housing, his loneliness and despair relegates him to the level of a cave dweller and he falls deeper into crime and degradation in a small town at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Tennessee in the 1960s. Can he retain any level of humanity as his isolation from society becomes more extreme? Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack and Franco also star.
“This film stands shoulder-to-shoulder with No Country For Old Men and There Will Be Blood for its unrelenting intensity,” said Well Go’s Doris Pfardrescher. “Scott Haze’s performance is exceptional. There are no words to describe it. It simply must be seen.”
Franco’s repped by CAA, and Haze by ICM and Thruline. Here’s the trailer:
The film premiered at Venice and later screened as a special presentation at Toronto. Spotlight Pictures has taken international rights to director-star James Franco‘s Child Of God, an adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel about an outsider-turned-serial killer (Scott Haze) in 1960s Tennessee. Jim Parrack and Tim Blake Nelson also star. Franco co-wrote the screenplay with his RabbitBandini Productions partner Vince Jolivette. Spotlight also took international rights to RabbitBandini’s Tar (2012) and Sal (2011).
EXCLUSIVE: Child Of God marks James Franco‘s third consecutive major fest as a director after taking Interior. Leather Bar to Sundance and As I Lay Dying to Cannes earlier this year. Scott Haze (As I Lay Dying) stars in the Cormac McCarthy adaptation about an outsider-turned-serial killer in 1960s Tennessee. Child Of God premieres this week in competition in Venice before screening as a special presentation at Toronto. Franco, Jim Parrack, and Tim Blake Nelson also star; screenplay is by Franco and Rabbit Bandini partner Vince Jolivette. Check out Deadline’s exclusive teaser: