A hot SXSW trailer for “Joe” hit the web.
David Gordon Green directed Nicolas Cage in the adaptation of Larry Brown’s novel, about a Southern ex-con trying to stay out of trouble, Deadline said.
Spoiler alert: He can’t, especially after befriending a hard-luck kid (Tye Sheridan) he tries to protect from an evil father. Sheridan won the Best Newcomer prize for the role at Venice.
Gary Hawkins wrote the screenplay.
Roadside Attractions nabbed the title in a bidding war during Toronto and is releasing it April 11– but not before Joe has its U.S. Premiere at SXSW on March 13.