First Look: Philip Seymour Hoffman in John Slattery's 'God's Pocket'

December 4, 2013
Source: Sundance

God's Pocket - Philip Seymour Hoffman

Meet Mickey - he's in trouble. Another good first look at another interesting film premiering at Sundance 2014. This one is the feature directing debut of "Mad Men's" Roger Sterling, actor John Slattery. The film is titled God's Pocket, based on the Peter Dexter novel, and stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as Mickey, a guy who gets in over his head when he tries to cover-up the accidental death of his stepson, Leon. The cast includes a couple of other fun actors, including: Richard Jenkins, Christina Hendricks (in lingerie of course), John Turturro, Caleb Landry Jones and Eddie Marsan. I'm intrigued, I'll see this at the fest.

Here's the full set of six photos from Sundance for John Slattery's God's Pocket, premiering this January:

God's Pocket First Look Photos

God's Pocket First Look Photos

God's Pocket First Look Photos

God's Pocket First Look Photos

God's Pocket First Look Photos

God's Pocket First Look Photos

Synopsis from Sundance: When Mickey's stepson Leon is killed in a construction "accident," Mickey tries to bury the bad news with the body. But when the boy's mother demands the truth, Mickey finds himself stuck between a body he can't bury, a wife he can't please, and a debt he can't pay. God's Pocket is the feature directorial debut of actor John Slattery, best known from "Mad Men", who is making this feature after directing a few episodes of "Mad Men." The screenplay is by John Slattery & Alex Metcalf, based on Peter Dexter's novel of the same name. God's Pocket will premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival in the US Dramatic Competition category. We'll be there to catch a screening and review this at the festival. Curious?

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


Eddie Marsan in.

Xerxexx on Dec 4, 2013


Looks just low-key enough to be really surprising.

DAVIDPD on Dec 4, 2013


I have a small role in this movie. My scene was with Richard Jenkins! 😀 😀 Can't wait!

thefallen83 on Dec 23, 2013

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