Watch Nicolas Cage in the Trailer for 'Joe' from David Gordon Green

Joe movie trailer
Nicolas Cage in Joe
Photo: Roadside Attractions

I completely forgot about Joe when I was trying to remember all the 2014 films I'd already seen and that isn't to say I think it's a bad film, I just forgot it was going to hit theaters this year. In fact, it's a pretty good movie with a solid performance from Nicolas Cage as the title character, an ex-con with a kind heart, as he becomes something of a father figure to a young boy (Tye Sheridan). Here's the opening of my review from the Toronto Film Festival:

David Gordon Green's Joe mines backwoods, hick territory, finding a slight narrative kinship with Jeff Nichols' Mud combined with the tonal darkness of Winter's Bone. The strongest thread holding the three films together is obviously the focus on down-on-their-luck families with bad dental hygiene, drinking problems and poor living conditions, all of which are traits I typically loathe. Narrative's of this sort typically prey on the built in sadness that comes with seeing hard luck families scraping to survive rather than developing actual characters, but every so often a few rise above the rest.

Roadside picked up Joe for distribution and set an April 11 release date, but today it's the international trailer we're getting a look at as the film will hit French theaters at the end of April. Give the trailer a watch below.

  • GoodMan

    Don't call it a comeback!

    I am so rooting for Cage to reestablish himself as legit acting presence.

  • BradyD

    Looks good! Been looking forward to this movie ever since you reviewed it. David Gordon Green is more miss-than-hit for me but I think Tye Sheridan is a very talented young actor and Nicolas Cage is good in the right role.

  • GregDinskisk

    I liked PRINCE AVALANCHE a fair bit, so I'm pretty excited for this one!

    • andyluvsfilms

      define excited.

      • GregDinskisk

        Anticipating seeing it...?

        • andyluvsfilms

          i think there's quite a gulf between the two.

          • GregDinskisk

            Eh, not for me. What's excited mean to you?

            • andyluvsfilms

              I'm twice your age so probably the raising of an eyebrow.

              • GregDinskisk

                Hahah fair enough!

  • andyluvsfilms

    Looks like he's changed his agent.

  • dslacker

    As usual, way too many spoilers in the trailer.

  • Matt Taylor

    The music is a bit too much, but the footage looked solid. It's great to see Nicholas Cage in an interesting role again.

  • Bob Phelan

    One of my most anticipated films for the first leg of the year. Loved Prince Avalanche, loved Tye Sheridan's work to date, and love when Nicholas Cage is trying. Not gonna watch the trailer but I'm happy to have a reminder that its not too far from release.

  • EPayneDDS

    Time for the Cageaissance...

    • EPayneDDS

      Recagenation. Nope.

      • EPayneDDS

        Recagealize. Resusucage. Recagevenate. Cageurrection. The Cage-back. Shit!

  • Rohan Michael Morbey

    Can't wait for this. Why? BECAUSE IT'S NICOLAS FUCKING CAGE!