Cormac McCarthy’s Child of God comes alive on the screen with James Franco as director and co-writer. Franco is also part of the cast that includes Jim Parrack (True Blood), Tim Blake Nelson, Scott Haze, and Fallon Goodson.
The R-rated drama opens in theaters on August 1, 2014.
Child of God tells the provocative story of Lester Ballad (Scott Haze), a dispossessed, violent man, attempting to exist outside the social order. Consecutively deprived of parents and housing and driven by famished loneliness, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.
Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee in the 1960s, Child of God is structured in three segments with each segment describing Ballad’s ever-growing isolation from society and social mores.
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