James Franco’s big screen adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God teaser trailer is released.
Franco directed the film, which “tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as ‘a child of God much like yourself perhaps.’ Ballard’s life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order.
Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.” The trailer basically introduces the audience to this character. It’s brief, but it gives you a good sense of the tone that the film will have. There’s a lot of talent involved with this movie, so I’m sure the movie is going to turn out great.
Stars Jim Parrack, Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze, Jeremy Ambler, Fallon Goodson, Vince Jolivette, Brian Lally, Nina Ljeti, Terrance Huff, Elena McGhee, and Nathan Mohebbi.
Child of God premieres this week at the Venice Film Festival before screening as a special presentation at Toronto.