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Watch: Teaser for James Franco's 'Child of God' Premiering in Venice

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August 28, 2013

Child of God

On Labor Day, Comedy Central is taking aim at James Franco with a roast hosted by Seth Rogen and featuring friends like Jonah Hill, Bill Hader, Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg and more. But on the serious side of things, Franco is continuing his run as a filmmaker with the premiere of his latest drama, Child of God, at the Venice Film Festival this week before hitting the Toronto International Film Festival later this month. Now the first trailer for the film written by Cormac McCarthy (adapted from his own book) about a serial killer in 1960s Tennessee has arrived. Scott Haze leads the film and Franco, Jim Parrack and Tim Blake Nelson turn in supporting roles. It doesn't show much from the film, but it's very twangy. Watch it!

Here's the teaser for James Franco's Child of God, originally from Deadline:

Child of God is directed by James Franco (Interior. Leather Bar, As I Lay Dying) and written by Cormac McCarthy, adapted from his own book of the same name. Scott Haze leads the film about a Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man who's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. uccessively 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. Tim Blake Nelson, Jim Parrack and more star in the film playing Venice and Toronto, but there's no official release date yet. Interested at all?

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  • Nick M.
    Anything by McCarthy is good by me. I'll take a gander.
  • Guest
    Little early to pass judgement, but McCarthy must've been high to allow Franco to direct this.
  • fazha
    I had no idea this was even in development. I've read almost everything McCarthy's written, and this was one of my favourites, up there with Blood Meridian, No Country for Old Men and The Road. Hopefully Franco has the chops for it. Some pretty disturbing stuff here.
  • Sky
    I love Teasers like this.... i want trailers to be like they were for Citizen Kang, they were jest the actors on set telling people to watch the movie, showing nothing. This is a great way to show little, but hint at the style he chose to so it in and the character we will see.

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