It appears that Nicolas Cage is starring in a drama that, from the sound of it, may cause him to tone down his shouty style of manic acting and actually give a good performance. Of course, we will have to wait and see as you never can tell with old Nic.
David Gordon Green directs (Pineapple Express, Your Highness) and the photo also shows Tye Sheridan (Tree of Life, Mud).
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.