Thomas Haden Church & Terrence Howard in 'Cardboard Boxer' Trailer
"I wish someone would see me, just to know I am here…" Well Go USA has debuted a trailer for an indie drama titled Cardboard Boxer, starring Thomas Haden Church as a homeless man struggling to make ends meet. He's coerced by two teens to fight other men for cash, but obviously doesn't like doing so, and just wants to get away from his life on the streets. The cast includes Terrence Howard, Boyd Holbrook, and Macy Gray. The official description calls the film an "unflinching look at the lives of the displaced and forgotten members of society." This looks very powerful and heartbreaking, and even though Thomas Haden Church is almost hard to look at, he seems to be giving an earnest performance. This is worth a quick watch.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Knate Lee's Cardboard Boxer, in high def from Apple:
Willie (Thomas Haden Church), homeless and on skid row, is coerced by two teens to fight other men for cash. Now involved in a violent world he can't understand and with few human connections beyond a girl's diary he found, Willie struggles to find a way out. Cardboard Boxer is both written and directed by former camera operator and producer Knate Lee (also known as Knate Gwaltney), making his feature directing debut with this film. Knate can also be seen in a few episodes of "Jackass", as he working as lead camera on the show before this. The film has not premiered at any festivals or otherwise. Well Go USA will release Cardboard Boxer in select theaters starting September 16th this fall. What do you make of this?
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
Josh W on Aug 30, 2016
I remember when Bumfights started showing up on the net, where guys literally paid homeless people to fight each other for profit. Thankfully those dicks are in jail now. Apart from the faces on the poster looking like creepy wax works, the movie looks really good.
Carpola on Aug 31, 2016
From what I've read, none of them are in jail.
redtie on Aug 31, 2016
Who says the American justice system is a joke? 🙁
Carpola on Sep 1, 2016
A man retrieving his humanity in a child smile...Moving. I like Terrence Howard, and T.H church looks fit for this role. I am interested.
tarek on Aug 31, 2016
I was really expecting something different...ie bad...but that was pretty good.
DAVIDPD on Aug 31, 2016
I'm incredibly excited about this. THC really looks like he's going for broke in the performance. I'm all in. Has shades of Resurrecting the Champ in it.
Michael Fienen on Aug 31, 2016
In my best Cartman voice: "BUM FIGHT! BUM FIIIIIIIIGHT!" But seriously, this looks heartfelt and powerful! Glad THC is getting work. That poster kinda sucks though....
RAW_D on Aug 31, 2016
Yeah, I have to join the others here and say this looks like potential. I like a good drama with social elements. Maybe one of the worthiest way to tell a story these days ...
shiboleth on Aug 31, 2016
It should be good what with the story and subject matter, however, I hated the lighting. It was too dark much of the time for me to even see or know what was going on. Love Church's work. Howard fell out of favor with me a long time ago.
Bo on Aug 31, 2016
Am I a bad person because right in the middle of this trailer, all I wanted to do was watch Hobo With A Shotgun?
Sharkman1963 on Aug 31, 2016
I refuse to support anything with Howard in it.
Dr. Dobb on Aug 31, 2016
Howard is in it... but Thomas Haden Church makes everything great.
Mark on Aug 31, 2016
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