Saturday, June 28, 2014

New trailer for James Franco's adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's 'Child of God'


I pity James Franco's assistant; it must be hell trying to keep track of Franco's movements. The man is constantly on the move, involved with a boatload of projects. 

On the Franco as serious director front a new trailer for the Franco-directed adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Child of God was just released. Franco cowrote the script with Vince Jolivette - a frequent collaborator - and makes an appearance in the film.  The movie which has already played a handful of festivals comes out August 1.


Scott Haze stars 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. 


Haze - one of Variety's Ten Faces to Watch in 2013 - has worked with Franco frequently as well. He was Skeet McGowan in Franco's As I Lay Dying and portrays Iris Ticket in Franco's upcoming Bukowski. I think I've mentioned Franco has been thinking about adapting Bukowski's work for a very long time, a couple of Bukowski books were in the stack he gave my husband after they met on the set of the Tristan and Isolde movie back in 2006.


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